Huddersfield duo have post-season surgery

Both Aaron Murphy and Tom Symonds will begin rehabilitation this week after undergoing post-season surgery.

Head coach Rick Stone told TotalRL that utility back Murphy had undergone surgery on a shoulder injury that had caused problems throughout the season, while Symonds went under the knife in London on Tuesday to sort out a knee problem.

However, the duo are Huddersfield’s only injury concerns following the conclusion to their season, with the senior squad set to report back for pre-season training mid-November, although those that feature in the Four Nations will be granted additional time off.

“We’ve not done too badly at all in terms of operations,” Stone told TotalRL.

“So that means we should have pretty decent numbers when the boys come back for pre-season training in mid-November.

“Murph and Tommy could miss a bit of the start, as could Danny Brough and Joe Wardle (Scotland) and Oli Roberts and Gene Ormsby (Ireland) due to international commitments. At this stage, we don’t know about Leroy Cudjoe and Jermaine McGillvary and whether they’ll be in the England squad.

“But because we will be changing a few things here and there this pre-season it is good to know we’ll have the bulk of the squad back on day one.

“On top of that, we’ll have the younger boys back in for the first week in November. They’ll all play an important part in pre-season, too.”