St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Josh Dugan will undergo surgery to his jaw and will be sidelined for at least four-to-six weeks.
The NSW Blues representative previously underwent scans which indicated a fractured left jaw and the requirement for surgery after consultation with Club medical staff.
The Australia international suffered the injury while on representative duty with the NSW Blues during the 18-14 victory over the Queensland Maroons in the third State of Origin fixture at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Wednesday.
“We can confirm that Josh has suffered a fractured jaw which occurred during his involvement representing the NSW Blues and he will be unavailable for at least the next four-to-six weeks,” said Dragons Head of Medical & Performance Tony Ayoub.
“It is disappointing for Josh but following on from his surgery he will commence his rehabilitation which he is now focused on.”