St Helens boss Kristian Woolf reveals awful news as Super League star suffers devastating ACL injury

With injuries becoming more and more commonplace in rugby league, it is up to those involved in the game to ask why that is.

A combination of increased minutes, more games and less recovery have increased the number of horrendous and devastating injuries within the sport.

And, there is perhaps none more so devastating than that of an ACL rupture or tear.

Well, St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf this afternoon revealed that one of his young stars – Matty Foster – will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury.

“He has done his ACL and it’s devastating news. Everyone involved with Matty, the teammates, staff are gutted for him,” Woolf said.

“He’s a great kid that works really hard and has worked hard over the last couple of years to keep overcoming adversity.

“And, he’s done that exceptionally without any moans or missing the beat. He keeps getting in a position to come back and play, but sometimes sport can be a cruel game.

“We are certainly going to support him and hope he comes back stronger.

Foster is out of contract at the end of the season, but Woolf confirmed that the St Helens club are set to offer him a new deal which is testament to the hard work of 21-year-old to continue his recovery in such a defiant fashion.

“We are going to sort something out for him,” Woolf confirmed.

Saints go up against Hull FC on Sunday afternoon, hoping to back up their 20-12 win over Castleford Tigers last weekend – a game that was broadcast live on Channel 4.

This time, however, Woolf’s men will not be broadcast live as they aim to extend their lead at the top of the Super League table whilst the Saints boss admitted that the Black and Whites will be ‘desperate’ for a win given their standing just outside the play-offs.

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