Perry out for the season

Saints Player Josh Perry
Saints Player Josh Perry

JOSH Perry has been sidelined for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

The injury-jinxed prop forward has endured a torrid first year in England since joining St Helens during the off-season from Manly Sea Eagles, appearing in just 10 of the club’s 21 Super League games.

He suffered this latest injury during last Friday’s 28-14 win over Hull FC.

The 30-year-old, who missed the opening month of the campaign recovering from a broken leg, has been told he will require surgery with a three-month lay-off to recover.

Perry is expected to go under the surgeon’s knife later this week.

“It’s a season-ending injury,” coach Royce Simmons said.

“He’s done the tendon at the top of his hamstring and he’s on his way to London to see a specialist.

“He’ll feel disappointed about his first season in England. He’s bounced from one injury to another.”

The loss of Perry is offset by the return to fitness of Paul Clough, who had been out for four months with a shoulder injury but will make his comeback in Sunday’s game at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.