HUDDERSFIELD Giants hope to find out later today whether Chris Thorman, can play at Bradford Bulls on Sunday (3.00).
The Giants captain was forced off the field after being left concussed following a late challenge by Jon Wilkin during his side's opening 18-10 Super League defeat by champions St Helens at the weekend.
Wilkin was sin-binned for the offence and will tonight answer a charge of striking at an RFL disciplinary hearing (full details Page 43).
Giants officials will await the outcome with interest, with coach Jon Sharp "mystified" that Wilkin did not receive an automatic red card.
But Galpharm staff are even more concerned about the fitness of their captain.
"Chris was feeling a bit better yesterday," reported Giants football manager Stuart Sheard.
"He was still feeling a little dizzy, but compared to how he was on Sunday, it was a vast improvement.
"But the acid test comes today when he has a head test.
"That will tell us exactly how much the knock has affected him and if he can resume his training with us immediately.
"It's just a case of keeping our fingers crossed."
If the test is negative, it will rule him out of Sunday's trip to the Grattan Stadium, Odsal.
Fortunately, the Giants do at least have cover if Thorman is unavailable.
Paul Reilly is a natural replacement after losing out on the full-back berth to Thorman last weekend. Reilly was 18th man against Saints.
And Huddersfield now also have Sean Gleeson available after the 19-year-old Wigan utility back joined the Giants on loan for six weeks.