Latrell Mitchell reveals rehabilitation plan ahead of State of Origin campaign, South Sydney Rabbitohs news

South Sydney full-back Latrell Mitchell has said he is “confident” he can return within six weeks after a hamstring injury.

Initially he was ruled out for eight weeks – which would take him through to State of Origin I – but hopes to get a few matches before he is available for the NSW selection.

“I’m trying to do everything I can to come back and have two weeks under my belt before selection – and he’s the big guy [coach Brad Fittler] if I’m ready.”

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Mitchell was frustrated that the injury, in Souths’ win over the Dragons, came relatively out of nowhere.

“I’ve done everything so far, but things happen for a reason,” he said ahead of Souths’ game against the Bulldogs.

Mitchell said it was tough being sidelined midway through the season, but he was looking forward to coaching understudy Blake Taaffe.

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“Just a leadership role – get around it [Blake Taaffe]make sure he does everything in his power to behave well and get around the boys with some energy – without sulking or kicking.”

The 2022 State of Origin Series is set to kick off on June 8, with the first game taking place at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, ahead of games two and three in Perth and Brisbane, respectively.

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