The Queensland league superstar Greg Inglis is hoping to miss just a fortnight of action, but his Sydney club Souths aren't banking on having their fullback on deck for at least the next month of the NRL season.
With the Rabbitohs four points clear at the top of the table, Inglis moved to ease fears about the seriousness of a knee injury he suffered early in the second half of Wednesday night's State of Origin decider.
He scoffed at the early prognosis of an eight-week layoff after having scans taken on his strained posterior cruciate ligament.
The Rabbitohs released a statement some hours later suggesting a four to eight week layoff was more likely.
Winger Nathan Merritt shapes as the obvious fill-in at fullback.