YOUNG Saints forward Matty Foster's year has ended with another significant injury.

Foster, who broke his jaw on the opening weekend of Super League while on loan at Leigh, suffered an ACL injury at Magic playing for the Centurions.

It is an injury that requires surgery – capping off a miserable year for the talented youngster.

Coach Kristian Woolf said: "It is unfortunate for Matty and he will need a fairly extensive recovery from surgery.

"He has had such a tough year."

Woolf praised the youngster in pre-season and has sought to get him experience in the absence of reserves.

But Foster has suffered two massive injuries in the process.

"All of those who sit on the fringe have had tough years with not a lot of opportunity to play," Woolf said.

"What they do the pre-season for and their training for, is not there at the end of the week.

"Unfortunately, in trying to get him games he has had an extended period out with a broken jaw and now this injury.

"He has had a really tough year and our team are really going to rally behind him and make sure he gets support.

"He is a really good kid, too, who cares about his footy and his position at the club and wants to improve.

"He is a bloke you want to see have success for those reasons.

"Hopefully he can get a good run after this and be injury free for a little while because he has a lot of potential."