GIANT forward Jonathan Grayshon has received the green light to resume competitive action as Huddersfield seek a major Challenge Cup boost this weekend.
The 20-year-old 6ft 6in second-rower has not played since suffering a broken leg in the Super League clash at Bradford Bulls on August 3 last year.
But today his specialist gave him the all-clear to return to action, with the hope of getting back into the top-flight frame as quickly as possible.
He has not been considered for Sunday's fourth-round clash against top French club Pia at the McAlpine Stadium - a match which club officials report will definitely be ON despite the cold snap.
But he is included in tomorrow's Senior Academy clash against Wigan at Laund Hill, which was subject to a pitch inspection later today.
Yet Giants head coach Jon Sharp believes the mere fact Grayshon is back on the scene will provide his senior squad with a lift going into Sunday's tie.
"I'm delighted to say that Jon's availability means competition for places has just become a lot more intense," said Sharp.
"He's trained exceptionally hard with physio Martin Higgins in a bid to gain full fitness and he's in very good nick right now.
"He's determined to get back into the Super League frame as quickly as possible, and if he shows up well tomorrow - should the game go ahead - that return could come sooner rather than later.
"It's something of which his teammates are all well aware, and that should act as an extra incentive for those who are playing against Pia on Sunday.
"But, to be honest, I hope the fact they are in action in the Challenge Cup is motivation enough to play well.
"I think it's always important to have a good Challenge Cup run, and it would be fantastic if that was the case with the Giants this year.
"I don't even want to think of us not being in Monday's draw."