St Helens were dealt a major blow yesterday with the news that Theo Fages will be out until the end of the season with a shoulder injury. But, just how did social media react?
One St Helens fan believed Fages’ replacements would be more than adequate to make up for his absence.
Awful news for Theo, but I'm confident that Welsby and Dodd can cover effectively 👍
— Peter Elder 🏴 (@PeterElder74) July 26, 2021
Another Saints fan hoped that it wouldn’t be the end of Fages in a St Helens’ shirt.
Terrible news. All the best Theo. Fingers crossed you are wearing the redvee next season. 👍
— The Red V (@coveredinsins) July 26, 2021
Another Saints fan praised the way in which Fages continued on with the injury at Wembley.
Wishing Theo a speedy recovery.
Amazing effort to keep playing at Wembley 👏👏👏👏
— Mrs C's magic settee 💙 (@SpringerSaint) July 26, 2021
One Saints fan called for his club to sign Luke Gale.
Take Luke gale till the end of the season
— Mark Kavanagh (@MarkKav15119614) July 26, 2021
Another Saints fan backed Theo in front of Gale – even injured.
I’d rather play theo with his broken shoulder tbh
— Junior Firpo’s Left Peg (@LJenko85) July 26, 2021
Another Saints supporter called for youngster Lewis Dodd to step up.
Now is the time for Dodd to step up then. If he was our choice of 7 for next year it’s only going to help his development by playing whatever games he can this year. https://t.co/2rPHq01CTj
— Keith Hale © (@khthejudge) July 26, 2021
One Rugby League fan couldn’t hide his admiration of Fages playing 34 minutes of a Challenge Cup final with a broken shoulder.
The bravery & commitment shown by Theo Fages to play 34 minute's of a Challenge Cup Final with a broken shoulder is typical of the athletes of our great sport.
— Fatbelly 🇪🇺 💙💛 (@Fatbelly57) July 26, 2021
A different Saints supporter believed he has seen the end of Fages in a Saints shirt.
No more Theo Fages again at the Saints,going to miss him, brilliant player and a proper tough fella 😥
— Jonny Lee 6️⃣9️⃣Esq.🐾 (@jonnylee6_9) July 26, 2021