Milford doubtful for final two Origin matches


Anthony Milford is unlikely to play any further part in the State of Origin after dislocating his shoulder during Brisbane Broncos' 24-18 victory over South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Milford started the first match of the series at half-back as Queensland Maroons suffered a heavy 28-4 defeat to New South Wales Blues, the 22-year-old taking the place of the injured Johnathan Thurston.

He was expected to feature in the final two games - scheduled for June 21 and July 12 - but an awkward fall in the Broncos' victory on Friday has put his place in serious doubt.

Milford immediately clutched his left shoulder and left the field in obvious pain, with Broncos coach Wayne Bennett revealing he will miss at least six weeks - ruling him out of the Origin matches.

"He dislocated his shoulder. It has gone back in but we are looking at a six-week process at least," Bennett told his post-match media conference.

"Then we will see where we are after that, see if he can go the rest of the season or if it's season ending."

Should Bennett's worst fears be realised, the Broncos would be without a key player for the second-half of the campaign - Brisbane sitting fourth after their latest win.