Hodges out of Origin 3


Queensland's State Of Origin preparations have hit a snag with damaging centre Justin Hodges unavailable for Wednesday week's series decider in Melbourne.

Hodges has injured his ankle and re-tore his hamstring in Brisbane's 16-10 win over Manly at Brookvale Oval yesterday. It's a savage blow for the Maroons as Hodges had been a key player in the first two games of the series.

It is estimated it could take between four to six weeks for him to recover from his latest leg injury.