North Queensland star Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow may miss the remainder of the NRL season after present process emergency surgical procedure in Townsville on Wednesday.
The Queensland Origin winger was rushed in for an appendectomy and can spend a minimum of one night time in hospital earlier than he is launched to recuperate.
He is anticipated to overlook as much as six weeks, which means the Thirteenth-placed Cowboys would want to make the finals for him to play once more this season until he’s cleared to return within the last spherical in opposition to Manly.
The membership has but to call the 19-year-old’s alternative at fullback for Friday’s conflict with Melbourne.
It comes as a blow for North Queensland with Valentine Holmes additionally sidelined for as much as a month with a shoulder harm he suffered in State of Origin III final week.
Tabuai-Fidow had slotted in at fullback as Holmes’ alternative in opposition to the Sydney Roosters final week with a exceptional 253 metres, eight sort out breaks and a attempt.
The Cowboys are simply two factors out of the highest eight and can face in-form sides the Storm, Parramatta and Sea Eagles of their final seven video games of the yr.