Jonny Lomax: St Helens full-back ruled out for season

Jonny Lomax
Jonny Lomax signed a long-term contract with St Helens in February

Super League leaders St Helens will be without full-back Jonny Lomax for the remainder of the season.

The 23-year-old suffered a knee injury in the second half of Saints' 42-0 defeat by Catalan Dragons on Saturday and requires an operation.

"This is obviously a blow to the team but more importantly to Jonny," coach Nathan Brown told the club website.

"Jonny has a strong character and we're sure he will come back and prove once again to be a pivotal player for us."

Lomax had been used in various positions during the early stages of his career with Saints but has settled into the full-back role since Brown took charge of the club at the start of the 2013 season.

His impressive form was enough to earn a call-up to the England squad, although he has been forced to miss their mid-season training camp in Loughborough and is unlikely to feature in the Four Nations tournament later this year.

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