Anxious Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson is facing the prospect of being without both strike centres for Sunday’s home Tetley’s Challenge Cup clash against in-form St Helens.

The Huddersfield chief is expected to discover today how much damage Leroy Cudjoe suffered to his ankle during the 33-14 weekend Super League defeat to Warrington Wolves at the weekend.

 

England centre Cudjoe has now had scans to assess the full extent of the injury, with the initial signs when he first picked up the knock not looking promising.

And with Joe Wardle ruled out for a month with an ankle injury suffered during the Super League defeat at Catalan Dragons the week before, Anderson could be facing a major three-quarter headache this weekend.

“Like with Joe the week before, it’s just a question of waiting to see over Leroy,” said Anderson.

“Everything obviously depends on the results of his scans.”

If Cudjoe isn’t available, England back-rower Brett Ferres could remain in the centre after playing there against Warrington, with Anderson also having the option of fielding Jake Connor or Aaron Murphy.

Both men missed out on the Giants side that face the Wolves, but are more than capable of coming in and doing a quality job.

Alternatively, Michael Lawrence, who began his professional career at centre before making a highly-successful switch to the back row, could find himself temporarily returning to the three-quarters.

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