There are fears for Ethan Lowes immediate playing career with the North Queensland back-rower being ruled out for the rest of the NRL finals series with a spinal cord injury.It had emerged before the Cowboys home sudden-death semi-final against Brisbane on Friday night that Lowe had been struggling with a neck complaint from last weeks qualifying final loss to Melbourne.But Cowboys coach Paul Green still surprised a big media contingent in Townsville on Thursday when he revealed the full extent of Lowes injury.Ethan Lowes season is finished, he said.Unfortunately, he has injured his spinal cord. As you can imagine, it is pretty serious and pretty sensitive.Outside of that, I cant comment too much. Its really devastating.Green was saying little when pressed further on Lowes injury or even how it had occurred during the Storm defeat.As a I said, due to the nature of the injury and the sensitivity surrounding it, I am not going to comment any further, Green said.The 25-year-old Lowe had enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, at one stage earning a Queensland State of Origin 18th man call-up.He had played every game - all 25 - this season, averaging 14 hit-ups, 33 tackles and more than 120m per match.The Cowboys will be hoping Lowe can follow in the footsteps of fellow North Queensland forward James Tamou who made a successful recovery last year from a serious neck injury.Coen Hess, just 20, will start in the back row for Lowe with 2015 premiership interchange player John Asiata added to the bench.Queensland under-20 and Junior Kangaroo rep Hess has played just six games this season but that has included the past four for the Cowboys.His development pathway has been good, Green said of Hess.He has handled every step up he has been given. Its a great opportunity for him on a big occasion.But he has done a good job for us at the back end of the season.Green was just as comfortable adding Asiata to his squad.John has played in some big games, he said.He was a part of our grand final team. Weve got full confidence in those boys (Asiata, Hess).Green is sweating on winger Antonio Winterstein (ribs) but had earlier officially ruled out centre Kane Linnett (hamstring).He confirmed eight-game player Javid Bowen would run out in the grand final re-match for Linnett. Indians Jerseys China . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. Carlos Baerga Jersey . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. https://www.cheapindiansonline.com/2958u-mel-harder-jersey-indians.html . "Thank you for the warm welcome," Beckham said on an 80-degree February morning. 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Lynch was sacked six times and looked every bit like the rookie he is for the Broncos (4-1).It may be the start of something good for a maligned Falcons defense.This is like a machine and you have to have all the parts of the engine working together, defensive end Dwight Freeney said. When you have that, you can have the success like were having.The road wont get any easier for the Falcons (4-1) as they stay out west to go against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks next weekend.For Denver, its quickly back to the drawing board in a short week. The team travels to San Diego on Thursday. Siemian and his sprained left shoulder could be back in time for that game.We didnt want to expose (Siemian) today, explained Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who was taken to the hospital following the game as a precaution with flu-like symptoms. They came into our place, played with a lot of poise and made a lot of big plays.But none of them came from Jones. He had 300 yards receiving in a win over Carolina last weekend, but was held to two catches for 29 yards.They took me away and they were like, `All right, youre not going to beat us today, Jones said. Everybody else is going to step up. Weve got a lot of weapons.Like tailback Tevin Coleman, who had four catches for 132 yards and a TD. Or Devonta Freeman, whose 1-yard TD on fourth down during the opening drive set the tone for the rest of the game. Matt Ryan later converted a fourth-and-1 with a QB sneak that set up a field goal before halftime.Thats our mindset, to attack offensively, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. We just wanted to keep attacking.A few takeaways from the game:BRONCOS QBss: Lynch struggled in his first NFL start, and the Broncos only have three days to get Siemian healthy.dddddddddddd.Siemian sat out with a sore left shoulder, though Kubiak said he had been very close to being able to play against Atlanta. Instead, Lynch went 23 for 35 for 223 yards and took six sacks. It was a near opposite of his relief appearance last week against the Bucs , when he threw for 170 yards and a score to help the Broncos pull away from Tampa Bay.If my number gets called again, Im going to make sure Im ready to go out there and play, Lynch said. But if my number isnt called, Ill make sure Im ready to play if I have to go in the game.BY AIR OR LAND: Jones took a backseat to Atlantas tandem of tailbacks. Freeman rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and caught three passes for 35 yards. Coleman caught four passes for 132 yards and a touchdown and added 31 yards on six carries.I thought the running backs really stole the show today, being a factor both in the run game and the pass game, Quinn said.FAST START, THEN WHAT?: The good start is nothing new for the Falcons. But now what?Atlanta won its first five games last season, but only won three games the rest of the way. 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