STEPHEN WILD could be back in action in time for the Giants’ Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth-round clash against Warrington at the Galpharm on May 8.
The former Great Britain back-row forward suffered an injury to his left knee during the 24-6 Super League defeat against St Helens less than a month ago.
It was just his third game of the season after undergoing surgery on his other knee at the end of last season and his latest injury was expected to keep him on the sidelines for eight weeks.
But Wild has revealed his recovery is going well and he could be back in the frame for selection within the next two weeks.
“I’m already training at 90%, and if I can get up to full power and have no trouble when it comes to changing direction next week, I’d like to think I could get back out there,” he said.
“I would love that to be against my old club, Wigan, for the Magic Weekend game a week on Sunday, but a more realistic date would probably be the Warrington Cup tie the following Saturday.
“Obviously, a lot will depend on how things go in training when I go flat-out, as well as whether Nathan (Brown) wants to risk putting me back in at the earliest opportunity.
“I know that could be the main issue, because we’ve got a pretty strong squad available at the moment.
“But the fact I’m now getting close to coming back again is a great feeling.”