Grix could make return this weekend after almost two years out

Simon Grix’s injury nightmare is nearing an end.

It has been over 21 months since the 30-year-old last played when he suffered a double leg break while playing for Warrington.

But he is expected to be named in Halifax’s 19-man squad to face Whitehaven on Saturday following a number of weeks back in training.

Grix was closing in on a return to fitness at the start of the year, but an injury setback was followed by the illness of his one-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in April.

Having missed the duration of 2015, the utility forward was released from his playing contract at Warrington, joining his hometown club on a playing contract while remaining at the Wolves as part of the performance team.

Fax could be without Salford loanee Matt Sarsfield after his original loan spell expired. Sarsfield, who has scored seven tries in four games so far this season for Fax, is now part of a week-to-week agreement between the two clubs.

That could pave the way for Grix to return, with Fax also having doubts over Scott Murrell, Ben Heaton and James Saltonstall.

Simon, the brother of current Huddersfield star Scott, enjoyed a successful spell at the Wolves. He played a part in three Challenge Cup triumphs and played in the 2013 Grand Final.