St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has provided a fresh update on injured winger Regan Grace.
Grace picked up a knock to his elbow during pre-season, which has also affected the tendons in his bicep.
He has missed the opening two Super League fixtures for the club, having been ruled out for a month with the injury.
The 2021 Super League champions have opened their new campaign with two wins.
In a repeat of last year’s Grand Final, the Saints claimed a 28-8 victory over Catalans in the first game of the season. They followed up that impressive start with a 38-6 victory over Hull at the MKM Stadium.
In Regan’s absence, Woolf has named both Will Hopoate and Josh Simm on the wing.
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Woolf provides update on Regan Grace injury
“Regan Grace is coming along exceptionally well,” Woolf said in his pre-match press conference.
“He’s a little bit ahead of time with his recovery; the way his surgery went and the way his recovery has gone after that.
“It’s not one that we want to rush. We don’t want to take a risk with a player like Regan. He’ll come back into the side in due time.
“He’s certainly travelling well at the minute.”
Woolf confirmed that there are no new injury updates besides centre Hopoate.
He confirmed that the former NRL utility will be named in the club’s 21-man squad to face Wakefield this Friday at the Totally Wicked Stadium.