Southampton’s Ward-Prowse side lined for ten weeks

Southampton youngster James Ward-Prowse has been side lined for up to ten weeks after it was confirmed that the player has fractured his foot, the BBC has reported.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a fast rise from the Southampton academy to now, slowly becoming more and more of a prominent member in their first team picture.

Following the sales of stars such as Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw the side were expected to struggle – but have instead enjoyed a great opening to the season and currently sit second after five games, and just three points off of top spot.

Ward-Prowse has been an outstanding performer for new manager Ronald Koeman as the Saints continue to impress but having sustained the injury during the second half of their 1-0 win over Swansea last weekend, has dealt a big blow to the Dutchman’s plans.

Koeman said: “We’re very disappointed, but that’s football and that can happen. It’s unlucky but OK.

“The boy has to keep going and it’s difficult because he had a great start to the season, but it’s part of the football and he will come back.”

Up until the injury the England U21 international had played a part in every fixture this season.

He has already made 66 appearances for the club but has failed to bag any leagues, with just a solitary FA Cup goal to his name.

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