St Helens prop Alex Walmsley will undergo knee surgery after helping his side be crowned Super League champions.
Saints became back to back champions after they beat rivals Wigan 8-4 in the Grand Final at Hull’s KCOM Stadium on Friday night.
It has now been revealed that Walmsley tore a knee cartilage in their semi-final win over Catalans but played through the pain barrier to help Saints achieve Grand Final success. He is expected to be fit for the start of next season.
A club statement read: “Our powerful prop was seen struggling with a knee injury against the Dragons, but his determination to help Saints win back to back Super League crowns saw him strap it up and opt to play through the pain in the Grand Final on Friday.
“Alex will now undergo surgery to correct the issue which will see him back training in the new year in time for the 2021 season.
“We wish Alex all the best in his recovery.”
He tore a knee cartilage in our Semi Final victory but played through the pain last night to see us through! 💪
— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) November 28, 2020
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