SAINTS have been hit with another injury blow.

Tongan centre Konrad Hurrell tore his calf in the Super League win against his former club Leeds Rhinos last Friday.

Head coach Paul Wellens reckons it could be September before he is back in the Red V but was full of praise for the big man in how he reacted to the injury during the game.

"Unfortunately we’ve lost Konrad. He’s got a bit of a torn calf," said Wellens.

"I’ve got to pay him a fair bit of respect to be honest because he did that very early on in the game and managed to stay out there on the field and get through the 80 minutes.

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"So it’s testament to his toughness as a player but we’ll probably be missing him for four weeks."

It is likely his place in the side against Salford Red Devils on Sunday will be taken by fit-again Mark Percival, with Will Hopate switching to the right edge.

This latest setback hits Saints after losing the services for the rest of the season of Alex Walmsley and Agnatius Paasi in the previous outing against Leigh Leopards.