UK St Helens confirm brutal James Bentley injury blow as scans confirm the worst last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The forward is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! St Helens have suffered a serious injury blow after forward James Bentley was ruled out for an extended period due to a broken leg. Bentley was stretchered off in the Saints’ victory against Leigh Centurions on Friday night, and the reigning Super League champions have now confirmed the extent of his injuries, with damage to his ankle, as well as his leg. However, while the injuries are not thought to be season-ending, coach Kristian Woolf admitted it will be a while yet before Bentley - who has become a prominent figure in the Saints side of late - is back, with no date pencilled in for his return to action. “Obviously it is not good news,” Woolf said. “He does have a break in his leg and there is a bit of damage to his ankle as well. It is a complicated one and he is going to go in for surgery later this week and he will be out for an extended period of time. Read More Related Articles St Helens star puts pen to paper on new contract Read More Related Articles Wigan Warriors in pole position to re-sign George Williams as halfback suffers from homesickness “We don’t know the full extent of how long he will be out for just yet. It won’t be season ending, but it will be extensive and once he gets that surgery performed, we will know the exact time frames in terms of when he will come back to play.
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. He is a player who gives his all every week and he is going to be missed. We hope his surgery goes well and we wish him a speedy recovery. We look forward to having him back with us later in the year.” The Ireland international, who was handed the number 12 shirt by Woolf at the start of this season, will be a big loss to the Saints. The former Bradford junior has appeared in all of their fixtures so far this season, and has emerged as one of the standout forwards in the competition. However, the Saints will now be without Bentley for a prolonged period as he begins his road to recovery, with surgery pencilled in for the coming days.