Date: 7th April 2014 at 8:29pm
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It’s nigh on the worst possible news for Jay Rodriguez following on from his awkward fall in the first half of the game against Manchester City.

Following scans and further investigations today, Southampton have now confirmed that he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament which will mean he will be out injured now for at least six months, ending both his season for us and his hopes of World Cup duty for England.

The 24 year old has already met with a specialist knee surgeon and is set to have a routine operation shortly to help his recovery, but it will be a long way back for the player as these injuries are rarely straight forward, but he will be back in time.

The club will give further updates as necessary as he begins his journey through rehab and back to fitness.

Club Director Les Reed told saintsfc that obviously Jay and those at the club were desperately disappointed with the news, but his focus is already on returned fit and sharp as soon as he can and obviously the club will do everything they can to help that happen and support him over this period.

‘Jay has asked us to pass on his gratitude to everybody who has shown him their concern and sympathy during the 48 or so hours since his injury.’

As long as he keeps his spirits high and keeps focused hopefully he’ll be back before we know it and he can kick on from where he left off following fantastic progress both for us, but also his England chances, this season.

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