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Kiwi Te Maire Martin by Queensland due to mystery headaches

The Cowboys Are Uncertain When Te Maire Martin Will Return To The Field.


The Cowboys Are Uncertain When Te Maire Martin Will Return To The Field.

Kiwis International and Cowboys Te Maire Martin has been out of Friday's clash against Gold Coast due to headaches, reported by a bleed on the brain.

Martin has been replaced in the No 1 jersey by Jordan Kahu and the North Queensland medical staff scour game footage to find the root of the problem.

Speaking on NRL 360 on Australia's Fox Sports, journalist Paul Kent received the 23-year-old snake and blew on the brain and would be indefinitely, though it was yet to be confirmed by the Cowboys.

Earlier Tuesday, coach Paul Green said they did not think the issue was concussion-related but they were previous games to determine if a head knock went undetected.

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"Te Maire's got a bit of an issue at the moment, he's not 100 per cent, he's out for a little while," Green said.

"He's been getting some headaches, some pretty headaches. They're just checking that out.

"He did cop a bit of a knock in the Melbourne game but didn't show any signs of concussion."

"We're just going back through the last couple of games to see if there is anything there.

"But it is a bit of concern at the moment."

Martin broke the NRL with the Panthers in spectacular fashion in 2016.

He scored and kicked the match-winning field goal on the debut to beat the Broncos before going to play the first four tests for the Kiwis at the end of the year.

After the 13 games for Penrith, Martin made and the mid-season switch to the Cowboys in 2017, they were also taking part in the New Zealand's ill-fated World Cup campaign.

Martin has spent the bridge of his career in the halves but has been at the fullback of this season after Ben Barba had his contract deregistered by the NRL.

The news comes as Green Bats Away Claims He Has Lost The Dressing Room Following The Cowboys 2-5 Start To The Season.

While happy to get assurances from captain Michael Morgan on Tuesday that wasn't the case, Green knows the rumblings will continue with another poor showing at home on Friday.

"That's what happens when you're not so well," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"Other coaches have had their turn this year.

"They're (the players) surprised by it, disappointed that that's what's out there and their (assurances) confirms what you already thought.

"When you are under pressure you got the stick together to get yourselves out of it."

Jason Taumalolo is closer to returning after completing training on Tuesday, while Tom Opacic returns to the side of Kahu's switch.

-with AAP

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