The Lowdown: Lavia’s hamstring
The Saints earned a magnificent 2-1 victory over Chelsea at St. Mary’s in midweek, but the mood was dampened when the 18-year-old goalscorer was forced off the pitch with a hamstring injury.
The red and white stripes will now travel to the Midlands to take on Bruno Lage’s side at Molineux, but will have to do it without their summer recruit, who hasn’t received good news on his situation.
The Latest: Hasenhuttl’s injury update
Speaking during his pre-match press conference, Hasenhuttl revealed that Lavia is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines and will therefore be absent for the upcoming fixture with Wolves.
As quoted by Southampton’s official website, he said:
“Romeo is injured now but has shown he can be a massive part of our game.
“He will be out for longer – how long we will see, but I expect minimum six weeks.”
The Verdict: Big blow for Ralph
Lavia being out of action will come as a massive blow for the Saints, especially after the impressive start he’s made to life on the south coast.
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Lavia has walked into Hasenhuttl’s starting XI and made an instant impact, so the boss will be hoping that his new starlet is back fighting fit and available for selection again as soon as possible.
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