Cronk right to go
Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk is confident he has overcome an arm injury and will be right to go for Queensland in Origin 3.
"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't right to go," Cronk said from Queensland camp on Wednesday.
"Obviously you speak to the specialists and have all the right people in place but at the end of the day its up to you to do all the work and I got the green light.
"I was bitterly disappointed to come off early in game one and after the conclusion of that game I said to myself the goal was to get back in game three."
The halfback removed any doubt over his fitness concerns, declaring he and specialists were confident in his preparation.
"The surgeon was quite happy, he was optimistic from the start," Cronk said.
"I've done the work I know that, there's a few more boxes to tick this week in terms of training and contact.
"Unless there is a major incident I will be playing on Wednesday."
Melbourne have their second and final bye of the season over the weekend with Cronk revealing he would have been fit to play for Storm, should they have had a fixture in Round 17.
"I jumped through the hoops Melbourne Storm needed me to," Cronk said.
"If Melbourne Storm had have played this weekend, I would have been up for selection."