Head coach Keiron Cunningham is refusing to put a time-scale on injury-plagued Jonny Lomax’s return to Super League action.
The 25-year-old full-back is due to travel to Ireland to assess problems which followed knee surgery and his rehabiliation.
“To be honest, I haven't given Jonny a time frame and I'm not playing daft games with you,” Cunningham told the club's weekly press conference on Monday.
The Saints' boss added: “He's coming off a recurrence of a previous injury and we have some stuff we will be working on this week.
“We will also be sending him to Ireland on Friday where, apparently, they have a medical facility able to tell where you are inferior and where you are not inferior.
“Jonny will be examined and then in another six weeks he will re-checked. If we find he is fit to play, then he will be considered for first team action but not before.”
Lomax made his first team debut for Saints against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2009 but injuries have restricted his appearances to 119 during which time he has scored 53 tries, landed 103 goals and two drop goals.
It goes without saying his run of ill-luck with injuries have curtailed his hopes of re-establishing himself as a regular on the international front.