State Of Origin: Cooper Cronk injures ankle at Queensland Maroons training

Half-back Cooper Cronk has been forced to leave Queensland State Of Origin training in a medicab after suffering a suspected ankle injury.

Cronk went down early with the complaint and, at first, did not appear troubled by it during Friday's opposed session before calling for medical assistance.

He then left the field, capping a disruptive day for the Maroons.

Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans and Brenton Lawrence had been invited, along with a number of fringe players, to take part in Friday's opposed session but could not attend after their flights were grounded due to strong winds at Sydney Airport.

Cherry-Evans will be in the mix if Cronk cannot overcome his injury, while Michael Morgan's club partnership with Johnathan Thurston could mean he comes off the bench and into the starting line-up.

Origin I teams:

Matt Moylan 1 Darius Boyd
Blake Ferguson 2 Corey Oates
Michael Jennings 3 Greg Inglis
Josh Dugan 4 Justin O'Neill
Josh Mansour 5 Dane Gagai
James Maloney 6 Johnathan Thurston
Adam Reynolds 7 Cooper Cronk
Aaron Woods 8 Matt Scott
Robbie Farah 9 Cameron Smith (c)
Paul Gallen (c) 10 Nate Myles
Boyd Cordner 11 Matt Gillett
Josh Jackson 12 Sam Thaiday
Greg Bird 13 Corey Parker
Bench
Dylan Walker 14 Michael Morgan
James Tamou 15 Josh McGuire
David Klemmer 16 Aidan Guerra
Andrew Fifita 17 Josh Papalii

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