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Queensland’s Johnathan Thurston Suffers Nasty Knee Injury During State Of Origin Victory (Video)
During the third and final game of the 2011 State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues, Maroons halfback Jonathan Thurston watched his team come away with a big win, but he nearly suffered and even bigger loss.
While his Queensland teammates were celebrating a 34-24 victory and their sixth consecutive State of Origin title over New South Wales, Thurston was busy dealing with the pain of suffering a grade two medial ligament tear after fellow Maroons player Ashley Harrison rolled onto his knee while making a tackle.
Although Thurston’s National Rugby League club, the North Queensland Cowboys, feared the worse after watching their star player’s knee bend the wrong way, they were happy to hear that the playmaking halfback will only miss five-to-six weeks, rather than the remainder of the season.
That news, along with plenty of Tylenol 3s and Percocets , should help Thurston deal with the pain from this gruesome injury. Here is a look at how it happened.