Southampton dealt Danny Ings injury blow vs Sheffield United


Southampton dealt Danny Ings injury blow vs Sheffield United

Southampton’s fortunes have gone from bad to worse this afternoon, after Danny Ings was forced out of the club’s meeting with Sheffield United.

All square

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are currently locked in action with the Blades at Bramall Lane, in a Premier League clash.

The visitors headed into proceedings desperate for both a bounce-back performance, and result, having seen the club’s campaign fall off a cliff over the last couple of months.

Heading into this afternoon’s exchanges, Southampton were winless in their last 9 in the English top-flight, a stretch which had seen them slip to a lowly 14th in the table.

Southampton dealt Danny Ings injury blow vs Sheffield United

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Jan Bednarek of Southampton argues with Mike Dean, the match referee during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on February 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble – Pool/Getty Images)

As things stand in Sheffield, meanwhile, the Saints remain locked at 0-0 with Chris Wilder’s United, amid an altogether tense affair.

Ings hobbled

As outlined above, however, whilst the away side are yet to fall behind at Bramall Lane, they have nevertheless been dealt a concerning blow.

This comes on the personnel front, after Danny Ings was forced to depart the action inside the opening quarter of an hour.

The experienced hitman pulled up with what appeared to be an ankle issue, before quickly going to ground. In turn, after being seen to by the Southampton medical team, it was decided that Ings was in no condition to continue, with Che Adams having been introduced in his place:

Southampton’s fans and players alike now face an anxious wait for an update on their star man’s wellbeing, with a scan no doubt set to assess the extent of the damage over the coming days.

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1 Manchester City FC 27 39 65
2 Manchester United FC 27 21 51
3 Leicester City FC 27 15 50
4 Chelsea FC 27 17 47
5 Everton FC 26 6 46
6 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
7 Liverpool FC 27 12 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 15 42
9 Aston Villa FC 25 11 39
10 Arsenal FC 27 7 38
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 27 -14 34
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 28 -16 30
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 27 -12 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 27 -36 17
20 Sheffield United FC 27 -27 14
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