MARK Percival has described the "physical and mental blow" of sustaining yet another serious injury during a plagued 2020 campaign.

Writing on his Instagram account the England international centre explained that he underwent surgery on Saturday and is now focused on a fresh start in 2021.

Saints coach Kristian Woolf explained this morning that Percival would be out for between eight-to-10 weeks, effectively meaning a season ending injury for the England centre.

Percival said: "To sustain another big injury during the 2020 season has been another big blow, both physically and mentally yet it is part and parcel of the sport.

"Saturday's operation was a success. Now to focus fully on being fully fit for the 2021 season."

Percival missed a large part of the opening months after needing an operation on his shoulder following a collision with Ben Murdoch Masila in the Warrington game.

He had a hamstring niggle on his return, which initially kept him out for four weeks.

He passed all the tests to return for the Challenge Cup game but had to leave half way through the first half.