SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: Te Maire Martin of the Cowboys runs with the ball during the round 7 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on April 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

North Queensland have confirmed playmaker Te Maire Martin will be sidelined indefinitely.

The 23-year-old will miss an unspecified amount of time, after scans revealed he has a small bleed on the brain.

The Cowboys' medical staff will continue to investigate the cause of the problem, with no clarity given over whether the injury is football-related.

Martin is scheduled to see a Townsville-based specialist later this week.

North Queensland will provide a further update when more information comes through.