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Injury concerns to Israel Folau and Joel Clinton have overshadowed the Brisbane Broncos return to the winners circle as they defeated the New Zealand Warriors, 28 to 14, in front of 32, 456 fans at Brisbane tonight.
Folau went down making a tackle just after half time, the main concern being his knee, as the entire state of Queensland will wait with baited breath to hear the prognosis of the injury.
While damaging to the Broncos premiership hopes and Queenslands chances of a whitewash in Game 3 of the State of Origin series, the major concern of the night will be the health of Joel Clinton after he was involved in a sickening head clash with Jerome Ropati in the 74th minute. It came no less than 10 minutes after he was left dazed by a high tackle from Jacob Lillyman.
Play was stopped for a period of time while the training staff and doctor attended to Clinton, who was loaded onto a medicab and taken from the field. Despite blood streaming from his nose, Clinton appeared to be moving freely in the medicab, while a neck brace also wasn