Why Cameron Smith will not play for Leeds Rhinos in tomorrow’s Super League clash against Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants

Leeds Rhinos go up against the Huddersfield Giants tomorrow night at Headingley, live on Sky Sports.

Just five days after their win over the Warrington Wolves, it feels like too short of a period for some players to return from injury.

One of those is Cameron Smith who suffered a knock to his leg in that win last Friday night, but it is not expected to keep him out for long.

“It is too soon for Cameron Smith, but he will be back in the picture for Catalans or maybe not until Castleford,” Smith said.

“It is not a long term or significant but it is wear and tear. He’s got another significant level to him, he’s a quality player and quality leader and I wouldn’t be surprised in seeing him play for England.”

Smith, however, has revealed that his side will not be straying from the normal path too much in terms of recovery.

“It’s been a short turnaround from our last one into this one, we are not treating this one too much differently to a regular five-day turnaround.

“We are in a decent position for this Wednesday night game and all our chips are going in to winning this game against one of the top teams.

From there we will reassess after the game and see where we are at and get some recovery done over the next couple of days. We will make a decision whether to freshen things up or go again.

The Leeds boss does not believe this period is being treat any differently by his players.

“It’s a unique situation, players in this country over the years are used to the Easter period and what happens there and with Covid too.

“Amongst our players it’s not really been talked about or sensed about that different. They are somewhat familiar to it.”

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