Huddersfield Giants’ Chris Hill set to be out for months following Challenge Cup Final

Huddersfield Giants did it tough against Wigan Warriors last weekend in the Challenge Cup Final.

They were winning 14-12 with just three minutes to go when Wigan’s Harry Smith plonked a perfect kick through for Liam Marshall to dot down.

Unfortunately for the Giants, they had to play for almost an hour without one of their main leaders in Chris Hill, with the former Warrington Wolves captain having to be taken off in agony.

At first, Huddersfield boss Ian Watson believed it to be a lot worse than it actually is – but Hill will still be out for two months.

“Chris Hill prognosis is better, it looked terrible. It could have been four months, but now it is going to be eight weeks with a maximum of ten weeks,” Watson said.

“There is a piece of a calf that is torn away so it would have had to have been something strange to get him off the field. At first it didn’t look good and we thought it would be a high grade.

“Oliver Russell got through it really well, his hamstring was fine. I’ve done that as a precaution and the back end of the season will be important for us

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