St Helens sweating on Lomax injury

St Helens will learn the extent of Jonny Lomax’s latest injury this week.

The in-form full-back hobbled out of Saints’ victory over Salford on Friday and appeared to be holding his knee.

Lomax, who has had two knee reconstructions already in his career, went down the tunnel after initial checks on the touchline, however, the injury sustained was on the other leg that has been less problematic in the past.

The injury occurred while Lomax was in the process of scoring for the Saints, his fourth for the club since returning to action against Leeds last month.

Despite the obvious concern, Keiron Cunningham insisted that they didn’t think the injury was of a serious nature.

“It was a bit precautionary (taking him off), that’s all it is,” he said.

“Jonny came off and we’ll need to see how he scrubs up, but we’re not concerned. We think it’s a muscle injury, but we’ll wait to find out.”

Their latest victory moved Saints up to fourth in Super League, above fierce rivals Wigan and just two points behind the chasing pack.

While the team has come in for criticism following their disappointing result against Hull FC in the Challenge Cup, Cunningham is content with the club’s current position.

“We know where we are as a club and we know where we want to head,” he said.

“We have a clear direction across the board where we want to head as a club and we know what we’ve got to do. Generally, the side that beats Saints is Saints itself. We’ve just got to keep doing the right things and stay on the right path.”