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Super League star set for ‘long lay-off’ ahead of move to Salford Red Devils

Huddersfield Giants star Esan Marsters may not make many more Super League appearances ahead of his move to Salford Red Devils due to a new, serious injury concern.

Huddersfield Giants made the signing from Gold Coast Titans ahead of the 2023 season, and this year he has been one of Super League’s best centres, despite a disappointing campaign for Ian Watson’s side.

Only missing one game all season, he’s been a mainstay – and has picked up six tries this campaign.

A Cook Islands and New Zealand representative, news of his move to Salford Red Devils on a three-year deal would have come as a huge blow to the Giants.

Now, they’ve received a fresh blow, as he’s going to be unavailable for a number of games as they look to regain a place in the playoff spots.

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Esan Marsters injured ahead of Super League move

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Via The Yorkshire Post, Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson has revealed that he will join Ashton Golding, Sam Hewitt and Adam Swift on the sidelines.

Watson said, in a press conference: “Esan is out for a fair while.

“It could be up to eight weeks but it depends on how it heals. He’s in a brace at the minute so we’ll see where that gets to.

“He’s done a meniscus and MCL-type injury. He did it in the game and tried to continue on as we were getting a flow to us in the second half. He tried to push through it but got a knock and couldn’t get back up from that.”

Ashton Golding’s injury was referred to by Watson as a “twinge”, while Sam Hewitt is out due to concussion.

He also says there is a “last-minute call” to make on another player following their trip to Catalans, which resulted in a defeat despite an excellent improvement in the second-half.

Their slight playoff hopes have now dwindled even more.

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