Kristian Woolf has shed some light on why Tommy Makinson left the field early in Saints Betfred Challenge Cup victory over Huddersfield on Friday evening.
Makinson was making his first appearance since the Super League Round 3 victory over Wakefield where he picked up a foot injury, but lasted just three minutes as he hobbled off.
And in his post-match press conference Woolf revealed it looks like the same injury. He told reporters:
“I think it is [the same injury] yes.
“There are no questions as to whether we brought him back too early. He trained fully all week and has done everything we have asked of him.
“If we wanted to we could have pushed him to play last week, but we thought we would be smart and give it an extra week so we are certainly not questioning anything there.
“He has a bit of a drama there [in his foot] and we need to have a good look at it and find out what we are going to do with it.”
The boss also revealed why Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook did not return to the field after he picked up a head injury late in the first half.
Woolf said: “Louie was fine at half-time. He had recovered really well. It was more the fact he stumbled after the play the ball which is an indicator that you’re concussed and can’t go back on.”