Jetstar Gold Coast Titans co-captain Scott Prince has undergone surgery on his injured arm this afternoon after consulting a specialist in Brisbane.
A small plate was inserted into Prince’s left arm after X-rays revealed he had suffered a fractured radius during Wednesday night’s State of Origin decider in Sydney.
As a result of today’s surgery, Prince is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.
Despite the news, Jetstar Gold Coast Titans coach John Cartwright has dismissed suggestions the club’s finals ambitions are over as a result of Prince’s unavailability.
Cartwright described the loss of Prince as a ‘major blow’ but said his side wasn’t about to throw in the towel with 10 rounds remaining this season.
The Titans are currently sitting in sixth place on 20 competition points ahead of Friday night’s blockbuster against Manly at Skilled Park.
“His loss is not really something we have to talk too much about. They’re all aware of what he means to the side,’’ said Cartwright.
“But we’ve got a game to win against Manly and as I say we’ve got 10 games to go and by no means are we talking about our season being over at all.
“There’s 20 points up for grabs and we’d like to think we’re in for a major share of those points.
“You take the general out of any side and it’s going to hurt but life goes on.’’
Cartwright said he was more disappointed for Prince to have suffered the injury after he had worked so hard to force his way into the Queensland State of Origin side.
“It’s a big blow to us and a bigger blow to Princey,’’ he said.
“I’m sure he would have loved to have finished that game on a high with his mates when the final whistle went but it wasn’t to be.
“I was disappointed for him.’’