Southampton in-form striker, Danny Ings will undergo knee surgery on Thursday, after he was injured on his knee in Sunday’s 4-3 win over Aston Villa.
This was confirmed by his club coach, Ralph Hasenhuttl, after assessment had been made on the player after he got himself injured his knee in the game of Southampton’s 4-3 win at Aston Villa on Sunday and a scan has confirmed the England international requires surgery.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s match against Newcastle, Ralph Hasenhuttl said
“At the moment it looks like he is out for four to six weeks,” said Hasenhuttl, ahead of Friday’s match against Newcastle
“He’ll have a small surgery tomorrow morning. It could be worse, but he’ll be out and it’s not good news for us”
The England player was forced off in the 85th minute at Villa Park having earlier scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season.
The 28-year-old was injured in a challenge from Villa substitute Trezeguet and had a scan the following day, which Southampton said had provided “favourable” results.
The coach, however added that “We are more than Danny Ings. It’s a big loss but it’s important now for other players to give us alternatives.
“Nobody has to play like Danny Ings, every player should play his bes
But the former Burnley and Liverpool forward, who has previously suffered two serious knee injuries which led to long spells on the sidelines, will now be absent as Southampton seek to build on a strong start to the season.
Meanwhile, this Injury means Danny ings will be ruled out of England’s upcoming fixtures this month, with Gareth Southgate’s side facing the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on November 12 followed by Nations League matches against Belgium on November 15 and Iceland on November 18