Queensland coach Billy Slater has expressed his concerns regarding Cameron Munster potentially missing Origin II last week due to pre-game sickness. The Storm star was unable to participate in the Storm’s 24-6 victory over Manly on Saturday due to an undisclosed illness. However, he played a significant role in the Maroons’ series-clinching win on Wednesday.
Although Munster’s club captain Christian Welch humorously referred to his illness as “Caxton-itis,” Slater revealed the seriousness of the situation that Queensland faced throughout the week.
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“There was a moment just before warm-ups where we were quite concerned. He was deteriorating rapidly,” he informed Nine’s NRL Sunday Footy Show.
“Last year, when he had COVID, he wasn’t as sick, but he couldn’t play. So, I wasn’t certain how sick he would have to be to keep him out of the game.
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