25th June 2019, 11:29 | StHelens
The 34-year-old sustained the injury during Friday’s win over Leeds Rhinos and the club do not expect him back until early August, meaning he will miss their Coral Challenge Cup semi-final with Halifax RLFC on July 27.
Taia, who recently agreed a new contract with St Helens, has made 18 appearances in 2019, scoring three tries.
Scans have revealed Saints forward @JZTaia will be ruled out of action for around 6 weeks after he dislocated his shoulder in the win over @leedsrhinos on Friday night.— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) June 25, 2019
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Saints reported good news about centre Mark Percival, though, with the hamstring complaint he suffered during the Leeds game having passed ahead of this weekend’s clash with second-placed Warrington Wolves.
Six points separate the two sides ahead of the fixture, with Justin Holbrook’s Saints having lost just two of their 19 games so far.