“He can practice unencumbered, the painkillers simply prime him up,” Gibbs mentioned. “I solely see him at Origin stage, however he’s blasé concerning the ache, and it’s not stressing him out – the ache isn’t a problem for Payne.”
Haas advised the Herald he would put on protecting pads on each shoulders, however the precise AC joint was the one one which required additional therapy come recreation day. He missed a recreation towards South Sydney in spherical 9 due to his left AC joint.
“I get my needles [on] recreation day and it feels 100 per cent,” Haas mentioned. “I’ve had good workers on the Broncos and right here on the Blues after I’ve are available. I can’t do a lot on the sector in the intervening time or any heavy contact the place I can irritate it.
“It hurts after I don’t have the needle. I need to play footy and I hate sitting out video games. So long as the physios preserve clearing me I’m good to go.”
Haas was the one NSW ahead to run for greater than 100m through the 16-10 loss at Accor Stadium, and mentioned it was the injection of his Broncos teammate – and Queensland debutant – Pat Carrigan that had a huge effect on the sport.
NSW coach Brad Fittler mentioned of Haas’ Origin I effort: “Once we checked out our recreation, there have been methods we may have helped Payne, however Payne may have additionally been higher – all of us may have been higher.
“He’s our No. 8 and we simply want him to be dominant by way of the center.”
Haas underwent surgical procedure on his left shoulder in 2018 with a scar nonetheless clearly seen. He’ll get by way of Sunday after which again up subsequent Saturday evening towards North Queensland’s powerhouse pack.