Matty Foster unfortunately broke a jaw in Leigh Centurions defeat to Wigan Warriors and will be out of action for a number of weeks and has returned to the Club for treatment alongside Josh Eaves.
Foster and Eaves both impressed in the Centurions clash with the Warriors last week with the former, Foster, unfortunate to pick up a nasty injury.
Kristian Woolf told reporters in his weekly press-conference: “It is a devastating injury for him. We were happy for him to get a couple of opportunities with Leigh and I thought in the trial against Warrington he showed some of his capabilities.
“He is a young player and it is a bit different trying to make your way in the forwards, compared to the outside backs. He is a player we have real hopes of developing and he shown that in the game against Warrington, his potential.
“I was pleased that he was getting an opportunity against Wigan and loved the way he threw himself into that game but unfortunately he has ended up injured.
“A broken jaw is a terrible injury to have with how it limits you afterwards. He is going to have to go through that and be out for a fairly extended period.
“The one thing he has got in his favour is that he is a very committed kid and he has youth is in his favour. I have no doubt that we will see Matty take the field again at some stage mid year and play some good footy on the back of that as well.”
Leigh coach John Duffy said: “Matty Foster has had his jaw wired. He broke it in two different places from a head collision with Morgan Smithies.
“It was unfortunate for a young kid who put his body on the line. I am gutted for him and the lads have done something for him this week.”
Both Foster and Eaves have returned to the Club following the end of their loan period.