THE family of Saints' Australian scrum half Luke Walsh has expressed thanks for the avalanche of kind messages of support since the player suffered a compound leg fracture at Langtree Park on Friday night.

Walsh was carried from the field in agony during the second half of Friday night’s victory over Widnes.

The gruesome injury sparked concern among Saints supporters hundreds of messages of support have been left on the club's Facebook page wishing him well in his recovery.

Among the well-wishers was John Hazeldine, who wrote: “Get well soon Walshy, we are all gutted. Ever since you came to Saints you've put 100% effort in to every game, you’re admired by every single Saints fan out there.”

Tina Standish wrote: “Get well soon Luke and try to keep strong and focus on getting better and back in the red vee. I want you to know how much you are loved and admired by our supporters who are all thinking of you and your family.”

In response to the messages of support, Luke’s mother-in-law Wendy Wolloghan posted on the page: “I would just like to say I think it's lovely for all your well wishes from all the clubs in the English Super League. It's very touching, I've actually shed a tear while reading your comments.

“I had the pleasure of visiting there three weeks ago and got to experience a few footy games and loved the atmosphere all the singing was just a great experience. Thank you for all your well wishes. Luke will be back on the park before we know it."

Saints said on Tuesday that Walsh would be ruled out for up five months.