Parramatta Eels star sent back to his club, as Maroons battle injury issues.
Willie Tonga has been sent back to his club in what is the latest sign that Greg Inglis will be passed fit for the vital game.
However, Inglis did not train on Friday with the team, in what is a confusing turn of events given Tonga being allowed to play for Parramatta this weekend.
Cherry-Evans ran comfortably on Thursday afternoon and at recovery Friday morning was without a limp.
Inglis is still wearing a moonboot but is also firming to be a late inclusion despite his non-training on Friday.
Tonga moved out of Sanctuary Cove in order to have a training run with Parramatta on Saturday ahead of their Sunday clash against Canterbury.
Tonga was only required if Billy Slater and Greg Inglis were both ruled out.
The Maroons will unveil their 17 at an opposed session on Sunday morning.
Earlier on Friday, coach Mal Meninga said veteran Billy Slater was a “great chance” of playing on Wednesday night.
Slater has been in doubt for the do-or-die clash in Sydney because of a shoulder injury he picked up in Origin I.
But Meninga said this morning he was “optimistic” the Melbourne star would be healthy for Origin II at ANZ Stadium.