SHANE ELFORD was today hoping to get the all-clear to resume his Giants career.
The Australian utility back has been sidelined since undergoing shoulder surgery in early April.
But the 29-year-old former Wests Tigers ace was visiting his specialist today, with the aim of being signed off and declaring himself available for Super League duty once again.
Whether that means he will force his way into contention for Sunday’s home clash against Warrington Wolves remains to be seen.
But Giants chief Jon Sharp would be delighted to have an extra player at his disposal, particularly as he could be looking to make changes in the wake of Saturday’s heavy 54-4 defeat at leaders St Helens.
Sharp is also hoping to welcome back winger Martin Aspinwall (back) and prop Eorl Crabtree (virus).
“It’s too early to say if changes will be made, a lot depends on how everyone shapes up in training,’’ said Sharp.
“But it would certainly be a bonus if Shane was available again.
“We’re hopeful the specialist will give him the green light. He’s spent last week and this in full training with us, and he’s looking in the best nick since he arrived here.
“His rehab has gone extremely well, and I know he’s excited about getting back out onto the field. It would definitely make selection interesting if all were declared fit.”