YOUNG Saints forward Matty Foster is making good progress after suffering a broken jaw in week one of the Super League while out on loan to Leigh Centurions.

The former Blackbrook junior, who had earned the coach’s praise for his work in the off-season, suffered the double fracture after a clash of heads in the match against Wigan.

Kristian Woolf has given an update on his recovery – and explained how the process works for a player coming back from a broken jaw.

Woolf said: “He had his surgery after the injury, but the biggest concern was when he could start doing things again and how he maintains weight.

“You need to have a certain weight to cope with the physicality of our games.

“He has done a terrific job and he is like other players here, very diligent and he works really hard on his body and he has been doing that since he could start eating properly again.

“He is in a good place and has just started to be integrated back into the squad where he can do some skills and running around and have a little bit of contact on pads.

“Over the next couple of weeks we will keep adding to that, including him in more things.

“He is not too far, off being able to play – that is still a month or so but that is probably sooner than some people think.”

Woolf will give an update on the extent of the injury sustained by James Bentley later today.