RELIEVED coach Jon Sharp is hoping his side's injury nightmares are about to end as Huddersfield Giants brace themselves for their most demanding fixture schedule of the season so far.
The McAlpine chief has reported a clean bill of health from the 17 who played in Sunday's 35-22 Super League triumph at home to London Broncos.
And Sharp has also not ruled out the possibility of welcoming back two more senior players this weekend as the Giants prepare for a major examination of their play-off credentials.
On Sunday, sixth-placed Huddersfield travel to Hull, who could go third with a home win over Wigan tonight.
Sharp's men then entertain St Helens in a rearranged McAlpine clash a week tomorrow before a McAlpine meeting with Widnes on Sunday, July 11.
That busy period will be another major test of the strength of Sharp's squad.
But with utility forwards Jon Grayshon (ankle) and Iain Morrison (sternum) back in the frame after recovering from knocks, the Giants coach is hoping he has the strength-in-depth to overcome this most punishing of schedules.
"There are the usual bumps and bruises you expect from every Super League match," said Sharp, who will be taking in the Hull-Wigan match tonight.
"But I'm delighted to say all 17 came through the London game relatively unscathed and should be fit to play.
"That obviously includes Brandon Costin, who couldn't have made a better return after his injury problems.
"He was outstanding against London, and although he's feeling sore, which you would expect after playing so little rugby in the last few months, he's fine.
"We've obviously still got our longer-term injured players.
"But the picture is looking a little brighter than a couple of weeks ago, and with the fixtures ahead, that's a relief."