Woolf waiting on Bentley diagnosis

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf is waiting to discover the extent of James Bentley’s leg injury.

The Ireland prop was carried off on a stretcher late on in Friday’s Super League match at Leigh, taking the shine off a 22-12 win for the leaders.

Ex-Bradford player Bentley, 23, seemed to fall awkwardly in a tackle in the 79th minute and was down for a considerable time.

Both sets of physios came on to support him, whilst oxygen was supplied before his leg was strapped up and he was taken from the field of play.

“We are not quite sure on the injury,” said Woolf.

“It didn’t look very nice on the video.

“What we do know is that it is a lower leg injury and he certainly has to get some x-rays and scans.

“We are certainly hoping for the best, but the indications are that it might not be a real good one, although there is no certainty yet.

“Whether it’s one week or ten weeks, we are certainly going to miss him.”

Saints face Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Friday chasing a seventh win from seven games this season.

Woolf wants to see a big improvement from the Leigh game, explaining: “I thought we were off. We were really ill-disciplined and our ball security was poor.

“We never got any flow to our game at all.

“When we did get some opportunities, for whatever reason we looked disorganised attack wise and I don’t quite think our heads were quite where they needed to be in terms of what we expect of ourselves performance wise.”

Meanwhile Saints have loaned hooker Josh Eaves to Super League rivals Wakefield and centre Nico Rizzelli to Championship side Swinton.

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