Huddersfield Giants lose Luke O'Donnell for up to six weeks

LUKE O’DONNELL could be on the sidelines for up to six weeks.

Luke O'Donnell

LUKE O’DONNELL could be on the sidelines for up to six weeks.

The former Australian Test back-row forward picked up a hamstring injury in the warm-up to the Giants’ impressive 40-18 home Super League triumph over St Helens on Saturday.

Scans have now confirmed the in-form O’Donnell will be out for at least a month and he has already embarked on an intense period of rehabilitation in a bid to get him back on the field as quickly as possible.

Also sidelined with a hamstring injury for Sunday’s home Challenge Cup fifth-round clash against Catalan Dragons is centre Joe Wardle.

But the 19-year-oldformer Bradford Bulls man, who scored a first Super League try to reward a top performance in the top-of-the-table clash against the Saints, could return for next Sunday’s trip to Hull FC.

Although the injuries are a blow, head coach Nathan Brown still has a number of very strong options at his disposal as the Giants bid to reach the quarter-final stage.

And fans are reminded Sunday’s tie is an all-pay fixture.

Adult admission is £15, with £10 for concessions and £5 for children.

Supporters can pay on the turnstiles, while junior season-ticket holders get in free by using the voucher in their season-ticket booklet.

Huddersfield RLCPA (ex Players Association) are holding their annual meeting on Thursday, May 26 at Cowcliffe and Netheroyd Hill Liberal Club, Netheroyd Hill Road, Cowcliffe.

It starts at 7.30pm and all members are invited to attend.

If anyone who can’t make it but wishes to raise an agenda item, would they please contact secretary Rod Wright on 07812-777227 or via fartownplayers@yahoo.com

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association have organised a tour around the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow (May 19) from 6pm. The price is £4.50 and all are welcome.

 
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