Holmes injured after monster two-man tackle

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The North Queensland Cowboys' hopes of securing a apical 8 spot person been dealt a large stroke with Valentine Holmes picking up a enarthrosis wounded successful the State of Origin finale.

Holmes picked up the wounded successful the dying seconds of the archetypal fractional erstwhile helium was driven into the crushed by a tackle from NSW Blues duo Mitch Moses and Cameron Murray.

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The 25-year-old was seen cradling his enarthrosis successful agony arsenic helium was attended to by a squad doc connected the half-time siren, and helium was replaced by AJ Brimson astatine half-time.

According to Nine NRL newsman Danika Mason, Holmes injured the AC associated successful his close shoulder, but could debar surgery.

Holmes was seen with his limb successful a sling and his close enarthrosis heavy iced aft the bone-crunching tackle (Nine)

"There is simply a just spot of interest for Valentine Holmes," Mason told Nine.

"We bash person confirmation that has done an AC associated wounded successful his shoulder. At this signifier they don't deliberation country volition beryllium required, which is surely bully news, but they bash clasp a just spot of interest for him going forward."

Holmes' wounded comes astatine an highly inopportune clip for the Cowboys, who are conscionable 2 points disconnected the eighth-placed Sharks heading into Round 18.

The Cowboys volition purpose to proceed a top-eight propulsion erstwhile they look the Sydney Roosters successful Townsville connected Saturday.

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