Broncos' Oates hospitalised with infection

Brisbane winger Corey Oates has been hospitalized to treat a staph infection after missing Friday's NRL loss to Melbourne with a mystery virus.

Oates is being treated with antibiotics having complained of pain in his hips and lower body before his withdrawal from the Storm clash in Brisbane.

"He's doing well and taking it day-by-day with his treatment. The pain is under control now and it is a relief that we know what the problem is," Broncos chief executive Paul White said in a statement.


Photo by: NRL Photos.Brisbane winger Corey Oates.