Saints suffer big injury blow as centre is ruled out

St Helens will be without Mark Percival for the rest of the month after suffering a leg injury.

Percival, whose form has been a big factor in Saints’ seven-game winning streak, is set to be assessed later this week after picking up the injury in their victory over Catalans. He limped out of the match in the 29th minute and didn’t return to the field, sparking fears that the injury could be serious.

The club has yet to discover the extent of the injury, however head coach Keiron Cunningham has confirmed that he is likely to miss a number of weeks, meaning he will miss Saints’ important Super 8s clash with rivals Wigan on Friday.

A best case scenario is that he returns to action on September 2nd when they host Hull FC.

Keiron Cunningham said:“A leg injury that will be assessed in next day or two. He won’t feature for at least a couple of weeks.

“It isn’t the result we wanted but we have to move on.”