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Monday, July 2, 2018

Cordner says his calf muscle is 'all good'

NSW captain Boyd Cordner revealed he damaged his left calf muscle early in the series-clinching Origin II win over Queensland but expects to be fit enough to lead the team out at Suncorp Stadium on July 11.
It is the same leg injury that forced Cordner to miss nine club games for the Roosters last season, but he's determined it won't keep him out of Origin III.
"I'm confident I'll be able to get most of the training done during the week," Cordner said, after the Blues named their team for the final match of the 2018 Holden State of Origin campaign.
"I picked it up early. It wasn't 100 percent but it was good enough to get through the game, I suppose, with the adrenalin and all that," Cordner said.
"I've had a bit of time now, since then. Obviously didn't play the [club] game in Adelaide [v Storm last Friday] because of the head knock. So there's a good chance to rest it up and get plenty of treatment on it."
The day after he became an Origin winner for the first time since 2014, Cordner had little time to let it sink in. He was straight into the Roosters' Moore Park headquarters to work with the medical team.
"I've had soft tissue dramas before but this isn't too bad. It's not a big concern for me," Cordner said.