Super League star set for three months out

Huddersfield Giants could be about to lose one of their star players for three months in the shape of halfback Theo Fages who went off injured against Castleford Tigers on Friday night.

As did Joe Greenwood. Today Ian Watson gave an update on the duo as well as Jermaine McGillvary:

“Theo we’re still waiting on a specialist report, he had a scan yesterday and we’re expecting it to be a high grade calf injury.

“When the specialist comes back to us we will have a full report on that one.

“With Joe Greenwood we’ve been told that it is an MCL which could be four to six weeks but the specialist is going to have a look at that with the way it is presenting.

“Jermaine McGillvary has been to see the specialist too because he had a niggle in his shoulder. He has needed a steroid injection in his shoulder, he’ll be available either next week of the week after.”

Watson would later go on to reveal that Fages could be out for up to 12 weeks:

“If Theo’s injury is a high grade it could be 12 weeks. He didn’t look good the way he was walking, he in and out of his boot and when out of his boot he is limping.

“He said it’s not good at the moment. He was in a bad place on Monday and Tuesday he was a bit better.”

Though he is confident that Oliver Russell can step up to replace him:

“Oliver needs to step up and be Theo basically, this is where his education his leading him to.”

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