Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed on Wednesday that Southampton are set to be without Danny Ings for between four and six weeks.
Ings has been in stunning form so far this campaign, scoring five goals in his first seven matches in the Premier League – that comes after he netted 22 in 38 last term. As a result, the Saints have marched up the table, winning four of their last five games in the league, drawing the other one.
The England international picked up an injury against Aston Villa, though, and during his pre-match press conference prior to the clash against Newcastle, Hasenhuttl confirmed that the issue is worse than he thought and as such, Ings will not be available this weekend.
Can Southampton survive without Ings?
This news did not go down well with the club’s supporters, as you can imagine. They took to Twitter to share their worries.
Let’s see what they had to say about the Ings news below
— Imad (@mohamadimadxddn) November 4, 2020
This year just gets worse https://t.co/XXsVtUA0EA
— Callum Wallace (@_calwallace) November 4, 2020
Today just gets worse!! 😫😫 https://t.co/9uVQscmqHI
— Jill Marshall (@jillymar) November 4, 2020
Oh that’s depressing. Fingers crossed the surgery goes well and he will be back for the Christmas fixtures.
— Debbie (@SFC_Debs) November 4, 2020
and that’s exactly why you can’t rely on ‘initial scans’ telling you the teue picture as the swelling can hide so much. A huge blow for the club but an opportunity for Adams, Walcott, Long or Obafemi to step up. #saintsfc https://t.co/SQo1qGArdN
— Jacko (@Jack0_P) November 4, 2020
Can this day get any worse…
— David Knowles (@THEREALGENEGURU) November 4, 2020
In other news, Southampton fans praised this star against Villa.
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