Jonny Lomax will continue to play for St Helens despite his ongoing bicep injury.
Lomax, 31, ruptured his bicep during the club’s Super League win over Salford at the Totally Wicked Stadium two weeks ago.
He came off in the first half, as his side went on to claim a 14-10 victory in Round 11.
Despite the injury, he returned against Wigan to play the full 80 minutes in the Challenge Cup semi-finals, claiming a try.
Speaking during the club’s pre-match press conference, assistant coach Paul Wellens says their star man will fight through the injury to continue to play for the side.
Jonny Lomax to play on despite injury
“Jonny has come through not too bad,” Wellens said.
“Obviously he’s a little bit sore. You’re going to be when you sustain that type of injury then put yourself in the position to play. Fair play to the lad for doing exactly that.
“He’s good and ready to go again. He’s a resilient lad and he loves playing for this club. He’ll continue to keep putting his hand up like that.
“With the injury, it’s an injury that can’t get any worse. If he can manage that pain, which he can do, it’s not going to get any worse for him. If anything, it will gradually improve.”
Regan Grace update
St Helens are hoping that winger Regan Grace will return to the field for their upcoming clash against Warrington in the Super League.
The reigning champions travel to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Round 13 of Super League on Thursday, May 19.
Grace is yet to make a Super League appearance in 2022. His only game so far came during the club’s Challenge Cup clash against Whitehaven, but he left the field through injury.
“Regan is close,” Wellens said.
“He’s finishing a few bits with the physios. We envisage that he will return to full squad next week to train with a view to maybe play against Warrington.
“If he doesn’t play at Warrington, we hope that he’d definitely be back for the week after that.”
Will Hopoate is also closing in on his return, Wellens confirmed.