Ian Watson provides update on injured duo

Josh McAllister
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Huddersfield head coach Ian Watson has provided an update on injured duo Theo Fages and Joe Greenwood following their 36-6 victory over Castleford. 

Half-back Fages was forced from the field against Castleford just 11 minutes into the fixture.

Sky Sports‘ Jon Wells reported that the 28-year-old had suffered a calf injury at the John Smith’s Stadium, with concern on the sidelines for the half-back.

He was replaced by youngster Will Pryce, who was initially named on the bench for the game by head coach Ian Watson.

The visitors opened the scoring through George Lawler, with Gareth Widdop adding the two. But the Giants hit back just six minutes later through Chris McQueen, who was the club’s top try-scorer in 2022 and 11th in the whole competition.

Pryce went on to score Huddersfield’s second of the night, doing it all himself from a scrum. And he played a big part as the Giants went on to claim a 36-6 victory over the struggling Tigers, who remain without a win in 2023.

The 20-year-old went on to pick up Sky Sports‘ Player of the Match.

Meanwhile, back-rower Greenwood also left the action just before the half hour mark through injury.

Huddersfield boss provides update on Theo Fages and Joe Greenwood

Huddersfield coach Watson admitted he is concerned about the severity of the blows, with the pair set for scans to determine the seriousness of the injuries.

“It doesn’t look good at the moment,” Watson said post-match.

“Theo is in a boot but we think it’s his calf. He said he felt a real sharp pain in the back of it when we conceded that try.

“So that’s going to be an interesting one to look at. Joe said he felt something in his knee, as well. We suspect that’s meniscus or something like that.

“But we’ll only know until we get a scan. But it doesn’t look great at the moment.”

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