Jack Steele will undergo surgery following an injury to his shoulder in last night’s game.

The Saints’ skipper left the ground in the second term against the Cats after going to ground in a tackle.

However, he returned soon after following medical treatment and played out the game.

“Jack’s a really tough guy and committed leader and playing on last night despite his injury is evidence of that,” Head of Football David Rath said.

Scans this morning confirmed a rupture to the 26-year-old’s right AC joint.

“It’s really disappointing to have Jack out for an extended period of time, but it’s important for him to get the treatment he needs to set him up for the second half of the season,” Rath said.

“He’s a warrior and would continue to play if required, but we need to do what’s right for Jack long-term.

“Jack’s a pro on and off the field and will no doubt attack his rehab professionally, which will hopefully see him back playing as soon as possible."