Tyson Frizell of the Dragons offloads a pass against the Tigers.
Tyson Frizell of the Dragons offloads a pass against the Tigers. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Blues hero in doubt for Origin II after picking up injury

TYSON Frizell could be denied a chance to help NSW seal State of Origin revenge after the Blues forward was taken to hospital after St George Illawarra's win over the Tigers.

One of four Blues stars who backed up at ANZ Stadium on Saturday - alongside Dragons teammate Josh Dugan and Tigers duo Aaron Woods and James Tedesco - Frizell was taken from the field in a blow that could stop him from suiting up for game two on June 21.

Just three nights after celebrating NSW's emphatic win over the Maroons, Frizell was left bruised, battered and possibly broken after the first-half hit ended his game early.

Frizell was rushed to hospital for scans on his chest.

"I am not sure (of the extent of the injury)," Dragons coach Paul McGregor said.

"But he wasn't singing the song real loud. It looked like he was in a lot of pain. I am not sure but it was a challenging week for him and a tough game."

The Dragons revealed Frizell could have suffered a broken rib while attempting to tackle Tigers prop Tim Grant.

"Tyson Frizell copped an elbow to his pectoral in the second half against the Wests Tigers," Dragons athletic director Nathan Pickworth said.

"As he is in a fair bit of pain, we want to send him to the hospital for an x-ray for a possible rib fracture. Once we have that scan it'll tell us more information and we'll do any other follow-up scans after that."

McGregor praised his two returning NSW players after standout performances.

"I though the guys that game back to us after a tough game were outstanding," McGregor said.

"I have to make a special mention. Dugan made five try-savers. And Tyson, before he was injured, did a lot of tough work as well. It was a shame he had to come off. It is hard to pick out individuals but there was a couple of special performance there."

Woods and Tedesco led by example for the Tigers but the skipper downplayed his efforts. "I am a front-rower," Woods said. "I just got out there and did my job."

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