IT'S been a busy time for club physio Martin Higgins.
At the start of the season, he found himself largely redundant as the squad remained virtually injury-free.
But in the past six weeks it's been a totally different story.
Knocks have been picked up with monotonous regularity and Higgins has found himself working overtime.
During this period hooker Darren Turner has been ruled out with a knee injury, centre Julian Bailey suffered a fracture cheekbone, playmaker Brandon Costin has been working to overcome his hamstring injury, half-back Paul March is recovering from a torn calf muscle and prop forward Mick Slicker has been undergoing a rehabilitation programme following hernia surgery.
Furthermore, Stanley Gene underwent a groin operation and needed extra physio work, while several other first-team players have missed the odd game here and there as the injuries have hit the Giants hard.
But is Higgins complaining?
Not on your life!
Instead, the 25-year-old has reacted to this toughest of times by securing a one-year contract extension to keep him at the McAlpine until the end of next season.
It's an agreement that has delighted everyone at the McAlpine, with Higgins' reputation growing by the minute.
And the man himself couldn't be happier.
"It's great to get things sorted," he admitted.
"Quite often you have to wait until the end of the year to agree new deals, just like it is for a lot of players, so to get it sorted now is a weight off my mind.
"I was desperate to stay with the Giants if at all possible, so I'm really happy with the way things have turned out.
"The set-up here is fantastic, I'm working with a great coaching team and a set of players who are always very responsive to what I'm doing.
"Unfortunately, it's been a very busy time because of the number of injuries that have been picked up over the past few months.
"But, fingers crossed, the vast majority of injuries are behind us now and we can approach the run-in to the end of the season firing on all cylinders."
That will mark Higgins' second full season at the Giants.
The Preston-born physio arrived at the McAlpine at the end of the Giants' triumphant NFP campaign from top rugby union club Leeds Tykes.
The switch was prompted by previous Huddersfield physio Mierion Jones, who headed in the opposite direction to work with both the Tykes and the Rhinos.
Added Higgins: "Mierion and me were best mates when we were studying for our physio degrees at Leeds Metropolitan University.
"I'd spent some time while I was studying doing some work with Leeds Rhinos and thought it was absolutely fantastic.
"So I jumped at the chance to join another Super League club.
"And I have to say I haven't regretted it for a single minute.
"The hours can sometimes be tough.
"For instance, if the Senior Academy have a game on the Thursday, I'm in the office at 8am and don't get back home to Leeds until about 11pm.
"But most days I'll be in by eight, check on what needs doing with the injured players and take a close look at them on the training field.
"I know it would be far easier working in a private physio practice where the hours are 9am to 4pm.
"But I believe I've got the best job going, and I can't think of anything I would rather do.
"It's also nice knowing I'm the youngest physio operating at a Super Leaue club.
"That's something of which I'm proud, but the proudest things is being a part of this Giants set-up.
"Across the board, I believe we're in good shape."