Southampton’s injured duo, Cedric Soares and Moussa Djenepo, continue to ramp up their recovery from injury.
Portuguese full-back Cedric posted a video on his personal Instagram account showing the pair taking part in some light jogging at the Saints’ Staplewood Training Complex, though it has not yet been confirmed when the two will return to action.
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Summer signing Moussa Djenepo hasn’t featured for the club since scoring the match-winner against Sheffield United in mid-September.
The 21-year-old picked up a muscular injury after that clash against the Blades and missed the club’s following three league matches against Bournemouth, Tottenham and Chelsea – all games Southampton have lost.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that the Malian wide man will miss this weekend’s trip to Wolves, but hopes to have him back for the consecutive matches against Manchester City at the end of the month.
Speaking to the Daily Echo, the Austrian said: “Moussa has no problems so far because he can run, sprint and pass the ball, but he still can’t shoot.
“We must be very, very patient with him. He has a scan today and then we will know more.
“He isn’t available for the weekend. I am thinking he will be back for the Manchester City games. That’s the hope I have.”
The Daily Echo also reports that Cedric will be absent for the club’s trip to Molineux this weekend as he is still struggling with a calf injury.
“It will be a little bit shorter, but the development of his calf injury is not as quick as I thought it would be.
“I think it will take another two weeks until he is back,” added Hasenhuttl when asked about Cedric’s return.
Moussa Djenepo’s absence continues to prove a blow for Southampton, who have been lacking in the attacking areas in recent weeks.
The former Standard Liege winger was just finding his feet at St Mary’s, scoring a fantastic goal against Sheffield United prior to his injury, so having him ruled out for so long is frustrating for the club.
Cedric’s experience at the back will also be missed, though the club do have Yan Valery as an adequate replacement, who showed his qualities by setting up Danny Ings with a fantastic run against Chelsea before the international break.
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