ANXIOUS Giants coach Jon Sharp was today taking an injury roll call of his players before drawing up his final Super League battle plans for Sunday's trip to Warrington (3.00).
Sharp has admitted many of his squad are battered and bruised as a result of a punishing start to the season.
Huddersfield went into their Challenge Cup semi-final showdown against St Helens last weekend on the back of a tough Easter programme, when they were forced to play four games in 12 days.
And the McAlpine chief admits it has taken its toll.
"There's been no real let-up for us since the start of the season," said Sharp, who has handed a new two-year deal to assistant Jason Davidson.
"Our build-up to the semi-final was disrupted because of injuries.
"For example, Stanley Gene struggled all week with a calf strain and Ben Roarty pulled out of training several times with his foot injury.
"Several others were also finding it tough last week, and that made the challenge against Saints even greater.
"As a result, none of the boys were in yesterday. It was clear they needed a day's rest to try and get over the knocks, particularly for players such as Darren Turner whose knee injury flared up again.
"Hopefully, they'll look better today."