ANTHONY MULLALLY is celebrating his new three-year Huddersfield Giants contract by preparing to undergo knee surgery!
The 21-year-old prop was this week confirmed as a Huddersfield player for the next three seasons following his move from fellow Super League side Widnes Vikings.
Although the highly-rated youngster started the season with the Vikings gaining valuable Super League experience, he was being hampered throughout by a knee problem.
As a result, he was restricted in what he could do and has spent the past two months on loan at Championship club Whitehaven.
That still didn’t prevent Widnes offering Mullally a new, improved deal for next season and beyond.
It was an offer Mullally eventually rejected, choosing instead to move to the Giants in the hope of furthering his career.
And now that deal has been completed, all his focus in on making sure he’s 100% fit for the start of pre-season training in November.
"The knee injury is a long-standing one. I did it playing for the 18s a few years ago," said the 6ft 5in, 17-stone front-row forward.
"To be honest, it wasn’t causing me that much problem during games, it was just afterwards when the knee kept swelling up.
"I just tried living with it at first, but this year the physio sent me for a scan and it revealed there was a large tear. It was obvious I’d need surgery at some point, it was just when.
"And as soon as I managed to complete my deal with Huddersfield for next season, I knew now would be the ideal time.