Huddersfield have confirmed that Italy front-rower Shannon Wakeman has played his last game for the Giants.
The 27-year-old has had his season cut short by a knee injury which will require surgery, keeping him out of action until the pre-season period.
Wakeman had been impressing on loan at Dewsbury Rams in the Championship but was struggling to train due to his knee injury. He has made the call to go in now for surgery to enable him to be fully fit for the 2019 season.
Giants managing director Richard Thewlis has confirmed that Wakeman will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Thewlis said: “The operation is needed and Shannon took the call to go in now rather than later which of course we supported.
“He will not be with us next year but we will be doing our utmost to assist him in his rehabilitation so that his new club can get full value from him when he chooses his destination.
“His 2018 season for the Giants simply never got going for one injury and another but we wish him well in the next chapter of his career be that in the UK or back home.”
Wakeman played 28 games in the 2017 season for Huddersfield but has made just two substitute appearances this year. He has earned six caps for Italy.