Saints unclear on timescale for Matty Smith horror injury

Matty Smith in action against Leeds before the influential scrum-half suffered a horrrific eye injury
Matty Smith in action against Leeds before the influential scrum-half suffered a horrrific eye injury
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Saints have been unable to put an initial timescale on how long Matty Smith will be marked absent.

The scrum-half, who missed the earlier part of the season due to a broken leg which he suffered in a pre-season friendly against Widnes Vikings, only lasted seven minutes in a 24-22 defeat at Leeds on Thursday, picking up a horrific injury.

Smith has had surgery on his eyelid but there is no timescale for his return

Smith has had surgery on his eyelid but there is no timescale for his return

He appeared to have part of his eyelid ripped off in a collision during a tackle.

Head coach Justin Holbrook said: “Unfortunately, the injury is a bit on-going and not clear cut at this moment in time.

“He had surgery on Friday and more today which hopefully will give us a clearer picture of the problem.”

Holbrook added: “At the present time it is a work in progress, but all that really matters is that he will be OK at the end of the day.”