New South Wales thrown into chaos as Dylan Edwards is placed in doubt for State of Origin opener in Sydney

  • Edwards replaced James Tedesco at fullback
  • Roosters star is now on standby 
  • Penrith star has until Sunday to prove fitness 

Star Penrith Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards is in doubt for the State of Origin opener at Accor Stadium in Sydney on Wednesday after pulling up with quad tightness.

Edwards was a shock inclusion after a run of form that included three straight premierships with the Panthers, unseating incumbent fullback and captain James Tedesco.

Tedesco is now on standby for Edwards who will have until Sunday to show improvement with the injury.

Penrith Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards is in doubt for State of Origin I after picking up a quad complaint in training

News Corp Journalist Brent Read and former NRL star Wade Graham discussed the development on radio station Triple M today. 

‘If Teddy has been put on standby that would suggest it is pretty significant and that they’ve got genuine concerns around Dylan Edwards and his ability to play on Wednesday night,’ Read said.

‘It’s devastating for Edwards. You get selected, he’s worked so hard and been one of the best players in the competition for the last three or four years and picks up, even if it’s just a little niggle and still manages to get to the game, it’s disrupting to his preparation… it’s just not what you want after being on top of the world,’ Graham said.