The Blues preparations for Game 2 - which will be played on June 21 in Brisbane - are in tatters with injury concerns right throughout the side.
Brad Fittler will name his team for the trip to the cauldron that is Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday morning following the conclusion of the currently ongoing Round 15.
It's understood however that the Blues will be looking for minutes off the bench at dummy half after the failed experiment of playing Hynes as a utility in Game 1.
A strong defender, McInnes used to play hooker but has shifted to become a lock or prop forward in recent years.
"His name [Cameron McInnes] has been disccued because of his ability to do a couple of things," Alexander said on the pre-game show.
"He is a fantastic defender. He is tough as nails and I think it's disappointing McInnes hasn't played Origin already, so his name has been discussed."
McInnes is known to have one of the best tackling techniques in the competition in the middle, and gets through plenty of work on a regular basis for the Sharks.
A former St George Illawarra Dragons' captain, he could not only be seen as an ideal player off the bench to solidify the middle, but in some ways, a replacement for the injured Jake Trbojevic, who went about his work in last year's series with minimal fuss.
Fittler's team will be named on Tuesday morning, with potential calls expected to be made on the trio battling injury.