The NSW Blues are reeling with star centre Latrell Mitchell set to be ruled out of the State of Origin series decider in Brisbane with a foot injury

  • Latrell Mitchell set to miss Origin decider for NSW Blues
  • Reportedly injured his foot in Rabbitohs’ win over Eels
  • Mitchell was a standout for NSW in game two at MCG

The NSW Blues are reeling with star centre Latrell Mitchell set to be ruled out of the State of Origin series decider in Brisbane with a foot injury.

It is understood the 27-year-old will undergo further scans on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury.

Mitchell reportedly suffered the injury in the first half of the Rabbitohs’ win over Parramatta on Thursday night, but played through the pain.

The likes of Newcastle’s Bradman Best, Canterbury’s Matt Burton or Manly’s Tom Trbojevic loom as his possible replacement.

Sea Eagles star Trbojevic will also play in the centres on Saturday night against the Cowboys as he makes a welcome return from injury. 

Sydney Roosters star Joseph Suaalii could also be drafted back into Michael Maguire’s team after serving a four-game suspension for his late hit on Reece Walsh in the series opener in Sydney on June 5.

Mitchell has discovered a purple patch of form at South Sydney, with the Rabbitohs winning five successive NRL matches as they chase a finals spot.

He was also a standout for the Blues in their 38-18 win at the MCG in game two. 

The NSW Blues are reeling with star centre Latrell Mitchell set to be ruled out of the State of Origin series decider in Brisbane with a foot injury

The NSW Blues are reeling with star centre Latrell Mitchell set to be ruled out of the State of Origin series decider in Brisbane with a foot injury

Mitchell reportedly suffered the injury in the first half of the Rabbitohs' win over Parramatta on Thursday night, but played through the pain

Mitchell reportedly suffered the injury in the first half of the Rabbitohs’ win over Parramatta on Thursday night, but played through the pain

‘It’s been a long time. I love playing Origin. I bleed blue and I’m happy to be back,’ he said post game in Melbourne.

With the series locked at 1-1, the decider between NSW and Queensland will be staged at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday July 17.

Queensland coach Billy Slater is chasing his third successive series triumph, with NSW last lifting the interstate shield in 2021. 

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