Southampton have confirmed Danny Ings faces as much as six weeks on the sidelines with a knee damage.
The Saints’ 4-Three victory over Aston Villa on Sunday got here at a value as prime scorer Ings, who netted within the thrilling encounter, was injured late on.
Ings was pressured off after a collision with Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady, which prompted fears the south coast membership could possibly be with out their talisman – who has a historical past of knee accidents – for a while.
And Saints supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed on Wednesday morning that the England worldwide is ready to have a ‘small’ operation on the issue on Thursday.
“For the time being it appears to be like like he’s out for 4-6 weeks,” mentioned the boss forward of Friday’s Premier League conflict in opposition to Newcastle.
“He’ll have a small surgical procedure tomorrow morning.
“It could possibly be worse, however he’ll be out and it’s not excellent news for us.”
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