Xavier Coates

Coates set to make his debut for Queensland Maroons

Results confirmed the good news for Coates and the Maroons released a statement to say he had "shown significant improvement" and their medical staff anticipate he will be fit to play on Wednesday.

The young Bronco suffered shoulder damage at training on Sunday.

Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans earlier said he was confident Coates would be able to take his place and wanted to give him as much time as possible to prove his fitness.

Coates was one of eight rookies named to make his debut in the Ampol State of Origin series opener on Wednesday night in Adelaide.

Coates signs new Broncos deal

The 18-year-old centre signed an upgraded deal that will see him contracted to the Broncos until the end of 2021.

Coates was named on July 2nd to make his NRL debut on the wing against the Sharks on Sunday afternoon, after travelling to Newcastle last week as 18th man to experience an away trip at the top level.