Kristian Woolf provides update on injured Mark Percival

Josh McAllister
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St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has provided the latest update on injured centre Mark Percival. 

Percival, 28, has been sidelined since the 12-10 win over Warrington back in Round 13. The club have since been monitoring his recovery on a week-to-week basis.

He has been missing due to a bone bruising injury, which is taking longer than usual to recover confirmed Woolf. 

Woolf provides Mark Percival latest

“Mark Percival is a bit of a frustrating one at the minute,” the St helens boss said. “It’s a frustrating one for everyone but more so himself. 

“It started as a very minor injury, a bone bruising injury which players get all the time. Usually it is a four-to-six week injury. But for whatever reason that hasn’t quite gone away or quite healed.

“That’s why it’s ended up a little bit more extended. Our latest scans have shown that it still hasn’t quite healed.  

“It’s extremely frustrating for him. We haven’t quite got a timeline on that at the moment. We’re certainly expecting him to be back and play for us this year. But right at the minute, we don’t have a definite timeline on it.

“It’s one we’ll figure out in a couple of weeks.”

Meanwhile, Woolf is expected to welcome back goal-kicking winger Tommy Makinson for their clash against Castleford this Sunday. The tie will be televised live on Channel 4 from the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Regan Grace out for season

Winger international Regan Grace has played his final game for St Helens after suffering a season-ending injury.

Scans have revealed that the 25-year-old has suffered a ruptured Achilles.

Grace pulled up unchallenged in the club’s recent defeat to Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium. The Wales international will join French rugby union side Racing 92 upon the expiry of his contract this season.

Meanwhile, Woolf revealed that Curtis Sironen’s bicep injury isn’t as bad as first feared. The back-rower also left the field during the side’s 44-12 loss to Salford. He could feature as quickly as this Sunday agains the Tigers.

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