Huddersfield prop Craig Huby is to undergo surgery on a broken wrist, meaning he’ll miss the start of the new Super League season.
Giants coach Paul Anderson told the club’s website that the 29 year-old faces up to a dozen weeks out of action: “Craig damaged his wrist in training a couple of weeks ago before Christmas and there was some substantial damage that required surgery so it is going to be a 12 week injury and he will miss the first month to six weeks of the season.”
Huby was an integral part of Huddersfield’s front row last season, making 30 appearances as the Giants finished 3rd in Super League XX.
Anderson has called on the rest of his props to fill the void that will be left by the former Castleford Tiger: “Craig is a very good player so it is disappointing to lose him at any point, especially for a substantial period like this but one man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity,” he added.
“We have got some talented forwards in the squad and so we have got to adapt and be able to get on with it.”
Huddersfield begin their Super League campaign with a trip to St Helens on Friday 5th February.