Queensland fullback Billy Slater has told the media his shoulder is "getting there" but insisted he won't know where it is really at until he hits the training track.
Slater has one week to overcome a shoulder injury sustained in the State of Origin series opener two weeks ago and is facing a race against the clock to prove his fitness ahead of Wednesday's fixture in Sydney.
"It's getting there, it's coming along okay," Slater told media at Sanctuary Cove from Camp Maroon yesterday.
"I haven't tested it yet, I haven't trained so I'm yet to see how I go in that situation.
"It's hard to be confident when you haven't put yourself in the situation you are going to find yourself in on game day. I'm going to have to wait until I get some training under my belt to see where I'm at.
"We've still got a week (until the game), from where it has come a week ago to now, it's improved a hell of a lot. I'm hoping if it keeps improving I'm still a chance of playing."