Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott | Arsenal & England Wonderkid


Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhütl has confirmed a rather sad news concerning one of his most important players.

The player in question, Theo Walcott has been confirmed to face some time out after scans carried out on him by the club's doctors revealed that he would be missing in action for several weeks.

The midfielder who is on loan from Everton picked up an injury against Aston Villa and was forced out of the match. He left the pitch as he held the back of his thigh in pain - an indication that the injury was somewhat serious. He was robed from the game right after the hour mark and the injury is suspected to be a hamstring pull.

After the doctors carried out the scan, however, it was discovered that the 31-year-old had I hired his hamstring tendon and will be facing a longer time out than first feared. Speaking about the situation, manager Hassenhütl said the player injured his tendon and will need some time before he can recover from the problem. He said the injury is a long one and that he would be working on how he can do something about the position.

The manager also bemoaned the unavailability of his deadline day signing Takumi Minamino to play in the cup games, but declared that the Liverpool loanee will be available for selection on Sunday. He also shared some positive news as he confirmed that Kyle Walker-Peters had retired from injury, including Mohammed Salisu.

Hassenhütl said even though there have been bad news recently with players getting injured, he is still glad that he has players returning as they try to return to the team and help the Saints continue their fine season in the Premier League so far.