Huddersfield full-back Jake Connor undergoes major knee surgery

Jake Connor Hull FC

Jake Connor of Hull goes over for a try

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson has confirmed England international Jake Connor has undergone major knee surgery but he is hopeful his new signing will be fit for the start of the 2023 season.

The 28-year-old full-back has returned to the Giants from Hull on a three-year deal from the 2023 Super League season.

He sustained knee ligament damage in the last match of the 2022 season in the Hull derby and has since undergone a microfracture surgery.

Huddersfield boss confirms Jake Connor surgery

“He’s already had the operation and, after speaking to our medical team and quite a few people in Australia, most players have been coming back between four and six or maybe seven months,” Watson told Giants TV.

“Years ago it would be something like nine or 10 months but surgeons are miles better now.

“If everything goes perfect, he should be fit for the start of the season.

“It’s down to the individual player and how they recover.

“It’s not a concern because it’s not just about right now with Jake. it’s a longer-term vision as well.”

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