Saints full-back hoping for better luck

Jonny Lomax
Jonny Lomax
  • Full-back could be facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines
  • Latest injury was to the same knee as last year’s which put him out of Grand Final
  • Lomax previously suffered serious injuries to his other knee and to his head

Is Jonny Lomax the unluckiest player in Super League? We look at how the Saints ace has overcome numerous setbacks during his short career.

The Saints full-back is facing yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring the same knee (his left) which put him out for much of last season.

The luckless 24-year-old hurt his left knee after going up for a high ball against Wakefield earlier this month and was set to visit a specialist in Yorkshire this week for a second opinion.

He missed several months of the 2014 season after snapping his cruciate ligaments against Catalans Dragons last summer.

Lomax previously suffered cruciate ligament damage to his right knee and, as a junior player, underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after being knocked unconscious in a clash of heads.

Keiron Cunningham said: “We want to do the best by the kid as he’s not had much luck with injuries.

“It’s the same knee as last year, which is always a worry, and we should know more later this week.

“It’s a shame - he’s a super player.”

Earlier this season Lomax spoke about breaking through psychological barriers to get himself into shape for the Super League campaign.

He said: “As a sportsman you don’t want to be told you have suffered cruciate ligament damage. It’s the one you dread most and in my case the second I’d suffered but the previous one was on the other leg.

“Naturally, I was gutted to miss out on last year’s Grand Final but, at the same time, it was nice to enjoy the occasion as an emotionally-involved fan again.”