Johnathon Thurstons race to be fit for Origin Game One on Wednesday night is officially over after he was ruled out by team doctors.

Thurston says after scans on Wednesday ruled the injury hadn’t progressed as quickly as hoped, the decision was made with the best interests of the team in mind.

The Queensland star (pictured) says while the initial prognosis had been positive, the injury was still sufficient to keep him out of the team and he’s devastated that he’ll be on the sideline for the first time in 36 straight Origin encounters.