Matt Scott - State of Origin Game II - New South Wales V Queensland at MCG, Melbourne. 8.15pm Wednesday June 17, 2015.  PHOTO: Scott Powick - SMP IMAGES.COM

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have today confirmed that co-captain Matt Scott tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Friday’s Round 2 game against the Broncos in Brisbane.

Scott left the field in the second half and scans over the weekend confirmed the injury.

He will now undergo surgery on his knee.

“It’s obviously a huge blow for Matt and he’s understandably devastated,” Cowboys coach Paul Green said yesterday.

“He’ll have surgery then start his rehab, and knowing the type of player and person he is, he’ll approach his recovery in the same dedicated way he trains and plays … with 100% commitment.”

The Cowboys had two other players injured in Friday night’s golden point win, with winger Antonio Winterstein (broken arm) and fullback Lachlan Coote (torn calf) set to spend several weeks on the sidelines.

Read more at NQ Cowboys website.