Dragons lose Ryles with Origin
injury

NSW prop Jason Ryles has been ruled out of St George Illawarra's Telstra Premiership match against the Knights in Newcastle tomorrow with a shoulder injury from last night's State of Origin clash.

Ryles, who has overcome foot and hamstring injuries this season to play for the Dragons, will now be sidelined again with what he hopes is a minor AC joint injury.

“Until the doctor (Dragons team doctor Martin Raftery) looks at it tomorrow we won't know for sure how long I'll be out, but the post-match assessment was that I am a good chance to be fit for the next Origin game (June 25),” Ryles said.

“It happened in my very first run. I was tackled and landed on the point of my shoulder. Before then I had not had any problems with my shoulder.�

Dragons coach Nathan Brown will give the club's other Origin representatives, Man-of-the-Match prop Luke Bailey and Shaun Timmins, until as late as possible to prove they are fit to play.

“They will have a medical review late tomorrow afternoon to give them every opportunity to play,” said Brown.

“Given that they backed up to play the Bulldogs 24 hours after the City-Country clash, we are expecting them to be able to play.”

Brown will not name a replacement for Ryles until tomorrow night.

Ryles joins captain Trent Barrett (ankle), centre Mark Gasnier (knee) and winger Amos Roberts (shoulder) on the Dragons injury bench.

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