Huddersfield Giants have been dealt a further injury blow with the news that half-back Jamie Ellis could miss as much as TEN weeks of action due to a shoulder injury – but there is some good news on the horizon.
Ellis suffered the knock during Huddersfield’s defeat to Widnes last weekend, and with captain Danny Brough already out injured, it left the likes of centre Leroy Cudjoe having to deputise in the halves.
But whilst Anderson admitted there was a grim prognosis for Ellis, he did reveal that Brough will be included in their squad for the trip to Leeds on Friday after a leg problem – but that doesn’t mean he’ll play.
“The outcome on Jamie isn’t good,” said Anderson.
“As we speak he’s seeing a shoulder surgeon in Manchester, so he’ll be out for around eight to ten weeks. He dislocated his AJ joint against Widnes and there’s some damage to determine whether he’ll be need surgery or not.
“We’re very light with our squad with nine or ten players missing at the moment. We’ve got to try and get a way through it.”
Anderson insisted that whilst Brough could well play, if he’s not fully fit, he will not be risked.
“We won’t rush anyone; Broughy has a chance, because he’s trained today so we’ll see how he rocks up tomorrow. He’s not ahead of schedule or anything like that, we knew he’d had a chance for this week but we won’t push it at all.
“If he goes out there and tears his quad after suffering a dead leg then he’ll be out for 10 or 12 weeks as opposed to just waiting one more week.”