Talismanic Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough will not feature in the Giants’ first play-off match against Wigan on Thursday.
The 31-year-old, who recently landed his third Albert Goldthorpe Medal, injured his testicles against Hull in round 26 and had to spend a night in hospital. Understandably he missed his side’s clash with league leaders St Helens the week after and will not be risked against Wigan.
“Broughy is a tough old bloke and it takes something pretty bad to sideline him or put him down but he has improved and we will put him back in when the time is right,” Giants boss Paul Anderson told Sky Sports.
“We have proved that we can win without Danny Brough, as good a player as he is. And, as much as we miss him, it’s somebody else’s opportunity.”
Youngster Jake Connor, who was awarded man of the match by League Express while filling in for Brough against St Helens, is expected to partner Luke Robinson in the halves again.