Halifax have handed a new deal to Mick Nanyn, despite the prolific centre not having played a competitive game for the club.
Nanyn, 30, played just 40 minutes in pre-season before suffering cruciate ligament damage in a training ground collision, ruling him out for the entire 2012 season.
A points record holder at virtually all the clubs he has previously played for, including Swinton, Rochdale, Whitehaven, Widnes, Oldham and Leigh, Nanyn has now signed a deal for 2013.
Coach Karl Harrison said: “Mick’s played half a game and it didn’t really seem right to judge him as a Halifax player on the basis of that.
“It’s a similar deal in structure to Iain’s and he didn’t hesitate about taking it; I think he feels he wants to give the club something back after we looked after him.
“His rehab is going well and I’m looking forward to seeing him on the field next year.”
Nanyn joins fellow long-term absentee Iain Morrison in agreeing terms for next season.