STANLEY GENE defied medical science to return to action with the Giants two weeks ahead of schedule and inspire his side to another Super League away win.
Head coach Jon Sharp admitted there was no way the 30-year-old Papua New Guinean should have taken to the field at Salford after undergoing keyhole surgery on a groin problem just 16 days before.
But Gene showed with his fantastic 63-minute contribution at The Willows that there was nothing to worry about.
"Stanley went to visit his specialist on Wednesday, and he said he would be about another two weeks before he could start playing again," explained Sharp.
"But on Saturday he came to me and said he wanted to be considered for selection.
"I didn't really know what to think, but in the run-through he looked okay and he was told that if he suffered no reaction I would include him in the side.
"And the rest, as they say, is history.
"Not surprisingly, it's left all the medical staff I've spoken to stunned, including the specialist who operated on him.
"The quickest recovery time for this operation before Stanley was a footballer, who was back after three weeks.
"It would appear Stanley is not only a matchwinner but also a medical record breaker!"
As for the man himself, he was taking everything in his stride.
Gene knew he may have been taking a bit of a gamble, but revealed he did it for the good of the team.
"After last week's defeat against Wakefield, this was a match we really needed to win," said versatile Gene.
"I wanted to do whatever I could to make that happen, and so I offered to play.
"I just hope the specialist doesn't shout at me for ignoring his advice about needing another two weeks to recover!"