Jermaine McGillvary’s Huddersfield absence explained

Jermaine McGillvary will be in contention for Huddersfield’s next game after missing their return game with Leeds.

The England winger missed their game with the Rhinos after pulling out due to a back complaint in their team run ahead of the game.

It was a precautionary move by the club with a view to minimising injury risks with a hectic schedule coming.

McGillvary, who had been named in the Giants’ 21-man squad, was replaced on the right wing by Louis Senior, who scored the game’s opening try after only three minutes, but he is expected to return when the Giants face Warrington Wolves at St Helens on 15 August.

Another player who was named in their 21-man squad was Leroy Cudjoe, who has only played one game in the last two seasons after struggling with a knee injury.

Although Cudjoe was left out of the matchday squad, like McGillvary he is likely to be in contention for selection against the Wolves at St Helens.

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