In a blow to the Sharks ahead of their clash with the Storm on Saturday night, Origin star Wade Graham is set to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury.
Graham suffered the injury during the second half of the NSW win over Queensland, with scans today revealing a grade two hamstring strain.
The injury to Graham is disappointing for the fact it comes only a month after he returned to the field following an off-season knee reconstruction and a long rehabilitation process.
Graham had made a swift and successful recovery from his knee problem, his form for the Sharks warranting selection for NSW in game two of the series, where he played a leading role in the Blues win in substituting Nathan Cleary in the halves.
He only managed 16 minutes for the Blues in game three before succumbing to the injury.
Sharks Coach John Morris is likely to slot the capable and ever-reliable Kurt Capewell into Graham’s position although he also has the option of using the experienced Jayson Bukuya in the position.
The Sharks have their Captain’s run tomorrow at PointsBet Stadium before travelling to Melbourne ahead of the game against the Storm which carries extra significance due to the 400-game milestone being achieved by Cameron Smith.
The Sharks and Storm kick off at 7.30pm on Saturday night.