Huddersfield Giants: Eight players need surgery

Huddersfield Giants have announced that eight of their first-team squad are to undergo surgery following their exit from the play-offs.

Eorl Crabtree, Luke O'Donnell, Jacob Fairbank and Elliot Gorman all require shoulder operations.

England international Crabtree also needs work done on an elbow injury.

Aaron Murphy and Jermaine McGillvary will have ankle surgery, while Luke Robinson and Luke George both require attention on hernia problems.

Skipper Danny Brough and utility back Scott Grix may have to have groin and foot surgery respectively, depending on the results of scans.

The Giants revealed on Wednesday that five players were not having their contracts extended for next season.