Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has confirmed that the club will be without key forward Chris Bailey for up to three months, after he was forced to undergo surgery on an injury.
Bailey has injured his bicep, and with diagnosis coming back that the injury is ruptured, he will be forced to go under the knife.
That means he will miss a fair chunk of the season, with around three months the timeframe put on the recovery by Anderson earlier this week – who also confirmed loanee Jordan Cox will also be unavailable for their game against Hull FC on Friday night.
“Chris Bailey has got a ruptured bicep which he will be having surgery on on Friday,” said Anderson.
“Craig Kopczak had a similar injury in 2013 but he still had a few fibres attached to his tendon, whereas Bailey’s have completely gone. He will be out for around 12 plus weeks.
“Jordan Cox has picked up a virus and will also not be available this week.”