Huddersfield full-back Jake Mamo is back in full training.
Mamo, 23, impressed with 12 tries in nine appearances for the Giants in his debut season, which was bookended by injuries at the beginning and end, his final appearance coming over the win over St Helens in June.
Coach Rick Stone told the club’s official website: “Jake had his first session back with the team yesterday and did really well. He’s a very young and athletic bloke.
“These days they don’t often get the operations wrong so we’re pretty confident that given the right preparation between now and the first game he will have a good season and will stay injury free. He’s a really important part of our team.
“We’ve got a bit of depth with our backs and it makes us challenge for positions which is good. We’re quietly confident that we’ve got a better squad than last year, one with a little bit more depth, particularly in the backs where I felt we were a bit skinny last year.
“This year, with the inclusion of Jordan Turner and Jordan Rankin, it helps a bit as those players can play a couple of positions each and offer some stability and depth.”
Stone also revealed that centre and captain Leroy Cudjoe has had major surgery in the off-season that could keep him out of the start of the season.
Fellow long-term injury absentees Tom Symonds and new signing Jake Wardle are back in light training.