Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues winger Josh Addo-Carr has moved to dispel any fears he is in any danger of missing the decider for the Ampol State of Origin series after picking up a foot injury during the team’s 34-10 win over Queensland in Sydney.
Addo-Carr has been one of the best for the Blues this series after bagging a double in the first two games but fronted the media for an interview today wearing thongs and walking gingerly following an incident against the Maroons.
“It was obviously a tough game last night and I’ve turned up with a busted toe,” Addo-Carr said.
“I got caught in an awkward tackle and one of the Queensland boys landed on my foot.
“I should be sweet to play. It’s just swollen a bit.
“The doctor and the physio said it should be sweet to go. It’s just precautionary. It’s like a jarred finger – but on my toe.”
Addo-Carr formed a formidable combination with halfback Nathan Cleary last night, after the NSW No.7 kicked early in the tackle count for the Blues speedster to chase down and put the Maroons under pressure.
“Nath just gave me a look and I jumped off the back of that,” Addo-Carr said.
“I just chased the hell out of it.
“He’s a wonderful player, he’s had a great year at the Panthers and as a team we wanted to help him simplify his game and I’m so happy for him to come out on top.”