CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys breaks through the Raiders line to steal the ball from Jarrod Crocker of the Canberra Raiders during the round 11 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium on May 25, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

North Queensland centre Justin O’Neill remains in Canberra Hospital after suffering a serious injury during his side’s win over the Raiders last Saturday.

O’Neill suffered a “severe spleen injury”, and was moved from the ICU to the Acute Surgical Ward on Wednesday as he continues to recover.

Doctors have told the 28-year-old and North Queensland they still want to monitor him for at least another week, meaning O’Neill will stay in Canberra until at least Thursday, June 6.

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