Ings injury not as bad as first feared / Knee scans show return to action will be much sooner than expected

Initial Ings concerns

In a collision with Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet, Danny Ings, who already has 5 goals in his 7 Premier League games, landed awkwardly damaging his knee. The England international could be heard crying out “my knee” upon impact and had to be replaced late on against Aston Villa.

Speaking after the game, Ralph Hasenhuttl was not in an optimistic mood regarding the injury.

“Ingsy, I don’t know, hopefully it’s not too bad – but it didn’t look good to be honest.”

Ings goal proved significant despite the Saints taking a 4 goal lead away at Villa Park. A goal and two assists from Jack Grealish gave a glimmer of hope for Dean Smith’s side but Southampton held on to take the win.

“That’s the Premier League, no team gives up, especially not a strong side,” Hasenhuttl added.

“Credit to them, they always believed in what they were doing. I knew it could get tight in the end and they made it the tough game I expected.”

Good news

Despite the Austrian coach’s initial fears, reports have surfaced suggesting that the injury to Ings is not as bad as first feared.

Scans on the forward’s knee ‘didn’t show any signs of serious damage’ and it will be hoped that the 28-year-old can  return to action sooner rather than later. In his absence, pressure will increase on 24-year old Che Adams to become a more integral figure in the side.

Adams and Ings had formed a strong partnership this season and were both providing and scoring goals for the south coast side.

Southampton host a Newcastle side who’s own striker Callum Wilson is in incredible form. Ings’ fellow England international teammate has one more league goal than the Saints striker and will look to continue his form which saw him net two against high-flying Everton.

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Initial Ings concerns In a collision with Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet, Danny Ings, who already has 5 goals in his 7 Premier League games, landed awkwardly damaging his knee. The England international could be heard crying out “my knee” upon impact and had to be replaced late on against Aston Villa. Speaking after the game, RalphFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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