Rodriguez ruptures ACL, faces six months out

Jay Rodriguez faces six months on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament, extinguishing the Southampton attacker's hopes of going to the World Cup.

Jay Rodriguez for Southampton

The 24-year-old was in the running for a spot in England's 23-man squad, having enjoyed a fine season with Saints in which he netted 17 goals.

Such form saw Rodriguez handed his Three Lions debut in November's friendly against Chile, but his hopes of a spot on the plane to Brazil have been cruelly taken away.

The forward landed awkwardly during Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City and Southampton confirmed he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.



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