As reported, Matty Lees sustained a serious abdominal injury in the win over Leeds Rhinos back on 15th August and has since had successful surgery.
St.Helens Head Physio Nathan Mill has provided an update on Matty’s condition:
“Matty perforated his bowel during the victory over Leeds Rhinos which resulted in him undergoing emergency abdominal surgery at Leeds General Infirmary. The surgery was a success, but Matty will sit out the remainder of the current season and has a long road to recovery.
“The nature of the injury and its rarity and complexity means it will be a matter of taking it stage by stage in regard to his rehabilitation process. Our medical team here at St Helens will judge his progression to correctly determine when that means he will return to play.
“The good news for Matty and everyone involved is he is currently stable at home and improving gradually.
“The club and myself would like to pay thanks for the input and help of the Leeds Rhinos’ medical staff who were of massive assistance on the day of Matty’s injury as well as at Leeds General Hospital and locally in Oldham in the weeks following.”
Lees was set to be included in the Great Britain Performance squad prior to his injury which is a testament to his form this season and he will be doing all he can to pull on a Saints shirt again next season.
Everyone at St.Helens wishes Matty well in his recovery.