Jake Connor reveals when he will return from injury for Huddersfield Giants

Jake Connor is back at Huddersfield Giants in 2023 after some successful season at Hull FC.

However, he arrives injured and has now sadly confirmed that he will miss the start of the Super League season but has also revealed when he will return to the side and make his first appearance for the Giants since leaving the club for Hull FC back in 2016.

He confirmed that he will have to wait until Round Five to return on Giants TV which will be a massive game against Wigan Warriors who defeated Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup Final last year at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium – a game the Giants might have won with someone like Connor in the mix.

“I’m finally getting there and can see the light. I’ve done a week on the alter g and then on Monday I’m back on the field starting my straight line running,” he said.

“I think it’s about six weeks from starting on the field onwards depending on how I feel. I’m hoping to be back about round five.

“I’m accepting of the situation now. This team barely picks up injuries so I’ve been in rehab basically on my own with Harvey Livett.

“Then there will be another six weeks that I’m going to be on my own so I’ve been used to it now.

“I need to train hard and get myself right to try and cement my spot.”

Connor isn’t sure he will get back into the side as he recovers from injury:

“It’s kind of hard for me because I want to be back now and in with the lads competing for a spot. It’s going to be tough because when I’ve been watching they’ve been training the house down and players in them positions have been looking great. It’s not one of them where I’m just going to come straight back, I’ll have to force my way back into the team and get back to my best.”

The Giants have drafted in the likes of Esan Marsters, Harry Rushton and former St Helens star Kevin Naiqama from the NRL.

Meanwhile, they brought in three bodies from Wigan Warriors including two-time Grand Finalists Jake Bibby.

Thus the Giants have a special squad and Connor has talked up the Giants squad and leaders: “I think it’s a great mix, you’ve got experience and older lads. Chris Hill has come off a great World Cup, Jermaine has been around for ages, Leroy has been round for ages.

“Luke Yates is the cog of the team and then the likes of Tui have played in big World Cup games. We’ve plenty of experience and then you think them young guys in there like Will Pryce and Olly Russell and stuff like that. You know you’ve got a great mixture and there’s exciting times ahead.”

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