TONY Puletua is set to return for the playoffs after a scan revealed he does not need an operation on a damaged shoulder.
Saints’ head coach Royce Simmons had feared the 32-year-old could miss the run in due to an injured rotator cuff.
But specialists have given the forward good news and he will now undergo rehab to be ready for the playoffs.
“It’s great news,” Simmons said. “TP is an integral part of the team and we’re delighted he doesn’t need surgery.”
Saints are next in action when they travel to Hull KR next Sunday.