LIAM FULTON is targeting a Super League return ahead of schedule.
The Giants’ new Australian signing suffered ligament damage to his left knee in just his second game for the club at Hull KR on Easter Monday.
The former Wests Tigers utility man was initially told he would be sidelined for at least 10 weeks.
But with his rehabilitation going well, the 24-year-old doesn’t intend to be missing for that length of time.
“At this point, the medical staff reckon it’s going to be another seven weeks,” revealed Fulton.
“But I’m pushing to be back within the next five.
“That’s because my rehab’s going well. It’ll definitely be good for me, even though it’s meaning having to train at 7.30 every morning!
“And I’m still able to do a lot of weights and conditioning so I can keep myself pretty fit.”
Fulton has admitted the first week after picking up the injury was hard.
That wasn’t helped by the fact his parents had flown in from Australia on the morning of the ill-fated Hull KR game to see him play.
But having settled in well in the town and with his new teammates, he feels that pain has been eased.
“It obviously made it even more disappointing that my parents were there, and the injury happened so early in the game (after 15 minutes),” he added.
“Unfortunately, these things happen in footy, so you can’t really complain.
“But it was still pretty tough at first.
“I was just starting to get to know the guys really well and it’s obvious they’re all good blokes, so not to be training regularly with them now is hard.
“But they’re still looking after me as best they can, and with Huddersfield being such a nice town and the people being so friendly, that’s also helped.”
The Senior Giants meeting with former top referee Billy Thompson that had originally been planned for today will now take place next Wednesday (May 6).