With Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl explaining earlier this week that exciting young prospect Michael Obafemi would need a ‘few more weeks’ before he returned to first team contention for the club, with buildup continuing to this weekend’s clash at St Mary’s Stadium against Everton, the gaffer has now explained that he’s about three weeks away from a return.
The 18-year-old sustained a hamstring injury last month following our 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town and whilst we do potentially have some fitness boosts ahead of the game, as covered previously.
The newly capped Republic of Ireland international isn’t one of them, and he needs a little bit longer before he can come back into first team thoughts.
Quoted by the Daily Echo, the gaffer said.
“Obafemi looks worse and will take longer – three more weeks.”
The youngster obviously gives us something different on the pitch and he would’ve been disappointed to score his senior maiden goal for us and then pick up the knock, but a positive for us could be that when he comes back into Hasenhuttl’s thoughts, the squad will be more in tune with what the gaffer wants, so Obafemi’s strengths could make even more of an impact for us.