Some Southampton fans are pleased by the latest update involving James Ward-Prowse’s injury against Tottenham in the FA Cup.
The Saints fell to a 3-2 defeat to Spurs in North London, despite being 2-1 up in the second half. Danny Ings and Shane Long scored in reply to Jack Stephens’ own-goal, but strikes from Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min saw Jose Mourinho’s men progress to the fifth round of the competition.
Is Ward-Prowse the most important player for Southampton?
No question about it
Not as good as that
The game saw Ward-Prowse go off injured in the first half. BBC journalist Adam Blackmore issued an update, saying that the injury isn’t as bad as it was feared to be. Many Saints fans were delighted by the news.
That’s a relief.
— Chambery (@ChamberyAB) February 5, 2020
That is HUGE!!!
— Mike Etheridge (@Twitmike) February 6, 2020
Thank goodness for that
— mark carter (@markcar72540679) February 5, 2020
Great to hear
— Singapore Saint (@SaintSingapore) February 5, 2020
Well that sounds positive
— Barnabybear (@MattBarnaby) February 5, 2020
Really pleased it’s not as bad as we all thought.
— Paul Williams (@pdjlk1) February 5, 2020
— Jack Simmons (@jackhsimmo) February 5, 2020
25-year-old Ward-Prowse started the game on Wednesday and played 40 minutes of the clash before being replaced by central defender Jannik Vestergaard.
This season, the Englishman has made 31 appearances in all competitions for the Saints and has racked up four goals and a total of four assists. He’s been a regular for them in the Premier League, playing every game so far.
What do we think?
Thankfully for Southampton, Ward-Prowse doesn’t have a concerning injury record. His last injury came in the 2016-17 season, when he had missed just one game due to an ankle injury. Before that, he had fractured his foot back in the 2014-15 season and it kept him out for ten games. It seems Saints fans don’t need to be too concerned following the latest update.