18 Jan 2021

Golding suffers pre-season setback

Ashton Golding will have surgery on his shoulder and will miss the start of the Betfred Super League Season

Huddersfield Giants Full Back Ashton Golding, will miss a number of the opening weeks of the season having sustained a Shoulder Injury during pre-season training. The 24-year-old is due to return in late May and will require surgery on the affected shoulder which it is hoped will take place this week. 

Huddersfield Giants Head Coach, Ian Watson said: "While it's obviously disappointing that Ashton has sustained this injury, we expect him to make a full recovery and return stronger than ever. We expect to see Ashton return to the field in late-May, but in the meantime we will be working to make sure he improves himself and hits the ground running when he returns to BetFred Super League action.

"Ashton is a strong individual who's come back better from injury before and last season he was tremendous after his return from injury, showing the Giants fans how good a player he is, and we back him to do the same in recovering this time with the help of our Medical Department."

The Giants did receive some positive news however, as Jack Cogger is due to join up with the squad this week after completing his quarantine on arrival to the UK and subject to clearing Covid protocols will begin training. He will be joined in the UK by halfback Aidan Sezer, who returns this week with regulations now meaning he must quarantine for a period too before rejoining the squad. The arrival of Ricky Leutele, the NRL winning centre and Samoan International is expected the following week along with his family having now received the necessary visa clearances.