April 30, 2015 15:24:19 UK
Morgan Schneiderlin could have played his last game for Southampton after it was confirmed that will he miss the final four games of the season with a knee injury.
The 25-year-old picked up the problem in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham, who the Frenchman was linked with last summer.
Schneiderlin attempted to force through a move to White Hart Lane but eventually stayed with the Saints and has scored five times in 30 appearances this term for a side that is 1.72 to clinch a top-six spot and 2.00 to beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this weekend.
It’s ligament on his left knee and he is out for three, four, five weeks.
“It’s not good, he will be out for the rest of the season,” confirmed Southampton manager Ronald Koeman.
“It’s ligament on his left knee and he is out for three, four, five weeks.”
Schneiderlin will miss the games against Sunderland, Leicester, Aston Villa and Manchester City.
“You like to have everyone available and Morgan is a key player for the team, an important one in the midfielder position,” added Koeman.
“Injuries are part of football and we have Victor Wanyama back from his suspension.”
There was some good news for the club earlier in the week as striker Jay Rodriguez has returned to full training after spending the last year sidelined with a knee injury.
The 25-year-old has not played since the Saints’ 4-1 defeat at Manchester City in April 2014 but could return to action before the end of the current campaign.
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