CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: Josh Hodgson of the Canberra Raiders passes 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)

Canberra will be without hooker Josh Hodgson for at least the next six weeks, after sustaining a thumb injury in his side’s 22-16 loss to North Queensland on Saturday.

Hodgson underwent scans on the injury, and will now need surgery to repair his fractured thumb.

The Englishman will confirm the recovery period with a specialist on Monday, but is slated to be unavailable until round 18-20, which would see him ruled out across the entire Origin period.

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