Tedesco out for four to six weeks


James Tedesco is likely to miss the State of Origin opener on June 1 after it was revealed the Wests Tigers full-back will be out for up to six weeks with a fractured shoulder blade.

Tedesco sustained the injury during Thursday's NRL victory over South Sydney Rabbitohs and did not return after the half-time interval.

"After consulting with a specialist today, it is expected that Tedesco will spend between four and six weeks on the sideline with the fracture of his left shoulder blade," read a brief Tigers statement.

The injury also rules Tedesco out of the City v Country fixture on Sunday.