THE Sea Eagles will play a waiting game until the end of the week before learning whether Glenn Stewart will take the field in Sunday's showdown with Parramatta at Fortress Brookvale.
The forward ace was ruled out of the NSW side for tomorrow's State of Origin decider against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.
Stewart failed a fitness test on the knee he injured in Manly's game with the Storm two weeks ago.
"With the State of Origin people still away we haven't had the chance to have a consultation with him and the medical people here," coach Geoff Toovey told the Manly Daily.
"We'll review him when he gets back on Thursday or Friday and make a decision from there.
"We're always hopeful we'll get our best players out there but whether that happens is another thing. If he is up to playing, obviously we will play him."
Toovey also revealed that winger David Williams is a chance of making his comeback against the Eels.
"Wolfman" has been sidelined with a hamstring injury but is running well as he works towards a return to the field.
The Sea Eagles' medical staff will closely monitor how he trains over the full week.
The club will also be keeping their fingers crossed that NSW trio Brett Stewart, Anthony Watmough and Tony Williams come through the third Origin clash fit and healthy.
Toovey said the team will take on board what happened when they played Parramatta in round five at Parramatta Stadium and suffered a shock 29-20 loss.
The Eels may be last on the table, but Manly have had a bad habit of struggling against teams they are expected to beat. And that makes this even more of a danger game.