Scans have revealed the Cowboys enforcer suffered a grade-three medial ligament injury in the team's round-two loss to the Broncos.
Jason Taumalolo had 21 runs, six tackle breaks, 25 tackles and a pair of line breaks to his name as he shredded the Dragons defence.
North Queensland coach Paul Green says he has no reason not to play Ethan Lowe in the Cowboys' NRL trial with the Gold Coast despite reports he's set to leave the club.
Ben Barba's sacking last month and the devastating Townsville floods have left the Cowboys behind schedule in preparations for the upcoming NRL season.
Speculation about an early return home to North Queensland will intensify now the club has room for a star fullback,
The North Queensland Cowboys have terminated Ben Barba's contract after an investigation into an incident involving the fullback at a casino in Townsville.
NRL club North Queensland will employ minders for players after forward Scott Bolton admitted to drunkenly touching a woman's upper thigh.
After suffering a form slump, back-rower Coen Hess must now overcome a serious case of being "starstruck" following Test lock Josh McGuire's Cowboys arrival.
The Kangaroos flyer made the hit-and-run trip to Townsville to attend Michael Morgan's wedding, a move that will further dent Cronulla's hopes of keeping him.
Set to hook-up with North Queensland at the end of the season, Ben Barba hasn't ruled out a return to St Helens in the future.
The former Dally M winner had also been linked with a return to Cronulla after an impressive season for St Helens in the Super League.
The former Dally M Medal winner wants to return to Australia after starring in the English Super League and is favoured to link with the Cowboys.
The future immortal will farewell North Queensland fans on Friday night, but return in an ambassador's role after a handshake deal with the Cowboys' top brass.
His body may be holding up well but Johnathan Thurston has revealed his final NRL season has been very challenging mentally.
Prominent rugby league figures, including Queensland great Mal Meninga, are questioning the directions being taken at North Queensland.
Johnathan Thurston created a try for Coen Hess, scored one himself and combined to send back-rower Gavin Cooper over for the match-winning try.
North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein says unbearable knee pain is behind his decision to retire from the NRL with immediate effect.
St George Illawarra righted their top-four ship, and reclaimed the competition lead, with a 24-10 win over North Queensland in Townsville on Saturday night.
A suspected biceps tear in North Queensland's loss to the Warriors could see Morgan out for an extended period, allowing Kalyn Ponga to make his Maroons debut.
North Queensland prop Matt Scott will miss the Cowboys' match against Manly while Cronulla's Wade Graham has been cleared to take on Souths.