DANNY BROUGH will be available for England.
It was feared the new Giants captain may need an operation after suffering a groin tear during the play-off defeat at Hull FC 12 days ago.
That would have kept him on the sidelines for at least eight weeks.
But scans have confirmed no surgery is required and the inspirational half-back will be back to full fitness within a month – and ahead of England’s two-match autumn series against France and Wales.
“It’s a massive relief,” said the 29-year-old.
“The last thing I would have wanted was surgery.
“So I was delighted when the results of the scan came through.
“I knew there was something wrong as soon as I did the injury (at Hull). There was no way I could carry on.
“But it’s already starting to feel a bit better and, all being well, I’ll be okay in the next few weeks.
“At this stage, I’m not sure if I’ll get selected for England this autumn or not. That’s obviously down to Steve McNamara.
“But at least he knows I should be available, which is something I wouldn’t have been able to say earlier in the week.”
Giants teammate Eorl Crabtree (shoulder) has already been ruled out.
And winger Jermaine McGillvary (ankle) is out for England Knights.
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