Queensland utility Mbye 'ready to play' after allergic reaction scare
Queensland utility Moses Mbye insists he is feeling "sweet and ready to play" in State of Origin II after suffering a serious allergic reaction.
Reports in Australia said Mbye almost died during a horrific incident at the team's camp ahead of Sunday's clash at Optus Stadium.
Mbye fell into an anaphylactic shock, but fortunately Maroons team doctor Matt Hislop was on hand to take immediate action.
"Moses developed a serious allergic reaction and he was worried enough to call me straight away," Hislop said in a Queensland statement.
"By the time I was able to see him, he was beginning to show signs of the reaction with a skin rash and swelling. I started treatment immediately and he responded quickly.
"His vital signs were observed for a number of hours after the event.
"He stabilised and made a complete recovery. We've got a well-stocked medical kit to deal with all sorts of emergencies.
"Moses is medically stable, and there is no risk with him playing or training, but he will need to have further tests done when he returns to Sydney."
Queensland added Mbye did not need any further medical assistance and remained with the team.
The 25-year-old says is ready to be involved when Queensland aim to wrap up the series after beating New South Wales 18-14 in the first encounter.
"It was something that came on unexpectedly. I have never experienced anything like that before," Moses said.
"It was obviously a reaction to something. I started feeling a bit itchy and lightheaded – I phoned the doc and he managed it professionally. We had all our supplies here ready to go and we got on top of it early.
"I'm feeling sweet now and ready to play."