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Cowboys juggle Thompson through NRL season

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/06/2017 Laine Clark

North Queensland coach Paul Green is sweating on the fitness of Johnathan Thurston more than ever, as he tries to manage the rest of prized utility Ray Thompson's 2017 NRL season.

Thompson is battling a degenerative knee injury and is in doubt for Saturday's clash with Parramatta in Darwin.

"His knee is a wear-and-tear injury. He can't continue to play week in, week out," Green says of Thompson, who has shone in the halves in the absence of the injured Thurston (shoulder).

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