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SCANS this morning have confirmed Benji Marshall has fractured his wrist and faces a stint on the sidelines.

Marshall hurt the joint in Redcliffe’s 28-20 win over the Ipswich Jets after a collision with Billy McConnachie.

It was a sad end to the day for Marshall, who was in scintillating form, scoring a try and setting up three others.

However his hopes of a return to the NRL were hit this morning when scans revealed he has a fractured wrist, which Broncos’ medical staff estimate will take six weeks to heal.

The fracture is in the radius, one of the two large bones of the forearm, which extends from the lateral side of the elbow to the thumb side of the wrist.

There was at least some positive news with it unlikely Marshall will need surgery to fix any displacement in the fracture.

“It is really unlucky for it to happen like this but that is football,” he said.

“All I can do now is concentrate on it getting better and keep training for a return as soon as I am able.”

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