Why Danny Ings is set to miss the next 3 weeks of action

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Why Danny Ings is set to miss the next 3 weeks of action

Ings suffers injury

Danny Ings is set for an additional spell on the sidelines after suffering another injury in Southampton’s victory over Sheffield United last weekend. The England international has already missed 7 matches this season due to a number of injuries.

So far suffering a knee and hamstring issue, this time an adductor problem has surfaced for the former Liverpool striker.

‘Ings picked up an adductor injury at Bramall Lane and had a scan on Sunday morning, confirming he will be out for three weeks. He will miss Wednesday’s trip to Manchester City and the weekend clash against Brighton but could return after the international break,’ reports The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath.

This could have a serious impact on Danny Ings’ chances of reaching Gareth Southgate’s England squad with him likely to miss the final international break before the preliminary team is announced.

Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tammy Abraham, Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford, Ollie Watkins and Patrick Bamford have all been competing for call-ups this campaign.

Hasenhuttl rues small squad

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has spoken at his frustration of injuries affecting what is already a small squad. Losing Danny Ings once again is an issue but he is hoping that a turn in form could see the move to a more healthy position in the table.

“When you don’t have your first team on the pitch it’s always tough. We don’t have such a big squad. You miss players in crucial positions like right-back. When you get them back, you automatically feel more confident. You can immediately work on a few things we showed in the first half of the season,” said Hasenhuttl.

“There are still a lot of games to go. We’ve been much higher in the table then we had this negative run. It’s important we can turn it round now.”

Why Danny Ings is set to miss the next 3 weeks of action

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Ralph Hasenhuttl, Managerof Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium on October 25, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The win against Sheffield United was important considering the poor run of form which the Saints have been enduring of late. The Austrian coach’s only criticism of the game was that they could have scored more.

“The first win after a long time is always an important one,” he told Sky Sports. “I think it was deserved, a good performance. It feels good.”

“The team did what we had to do against a side fighting for everything. We could have scored more. That’s the only thing I could criticise.” 

Southampton sit in 14th, 7 points above the relegation zone.

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This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.

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2 Leicester City FC 28 16 53
3 Manchester United FC 27 21 51
4 Chelsea FC 27 17 47
5 Everton FC 26 6 46
6 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
7 Liverpool FC 28 11 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 15 42
9 Aston Villa FC 26 11 40
10 Arsenal FC 27 7 38
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 28 -9 35
13 Crystal Palace FC 27 -14 34
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16 Newcastle United FC 27 -17 27
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 27 -8 26
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20 Sheffield United FC 28 -29 14
Player Team Goals
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Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 16
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
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