Update: Matty Foster injury

Kristian Woolf has provided an update on second rower Matty Foster who injured his knee again in his first game back following surgery on his ACL last September.

The promising 21-year-old was playing in Saints Reserves’ 40-16 win at Castleford when he re-injured the same knee which has kept him out for over 9 months.

And the boss confirmed in his weekly press conference that he will now see a specialist and that it is “very bad news”.

Coach Kristian Woolf said: “Unfortunately he has picked up an injury. He has hurt his knee that he has just come back from.

“We have still got to get some scans there and he has to see a specialist to see exactly where that is at. It is not good news, it is very bad news for him when you consider his last couple of years and his injuries.

“He has come off two ankle surgeries, a broken jaw, knee surgery and now another injury. It is obviously devastating for him, but we don’t know the full extent of it until he sees a specialist. Once we know more he will know how long that will take and where he goes from here.”

Foster, who made his Saints debut in 2020 against Salford, has had horrendous misfortune with injury having broke his jaw on week one of Super League while playing on dual registration with Leigh Centurions.

Having gamely battled back from that, the former Blackbrook junior and England Under 16 international saw his season ended with his ACL while playing for Leigh at Magic.

But Woolf was full of praise for Matty’s character when asked further on the talented second rower.

“The thing I would say about Matty is that he is a real good fella and everyone in the group respects him and that is because he works really hard, he carries himself well and is a good person.

“He hasn’t folded once since he has had those injuries, he has come in everyday with a smile on his face and worked really hard to get himself back on the field. He plays brave and that is a hard thing to do when you are coming back from a number of injuries.

“Whatever the outcome, he has shown that he has a real good resilience and so with everyone’s support we will certainly back him to get through this.”

The Club will update further once Matty has received specialist advice.

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