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SportHasenhuttl plays down Long injury

15:50  11 march  2019
15:50  11 march  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is optimistic the injury Shane Long suffered at the weekend is not that bad. Republic of Ireland international Long came on for midfielder Oriol Romeu at half-time in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur before the forward then had to be replaced after

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has played down the injury sustained by Shane Long against Tottenham over the weekend. Long has had yet another difficult season in front of goal, having found the back of the net just once in 19 league appearances this season.

Hasenhuttl plays down Long injury © Christopher Lee/Getty Images Sport Southampton FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has played down the injury sustained by Shane Long against Tottenham over the weekend.

Long replaced Charlie Austin at half-time, but was then forced to leave the field with an injury – which is now revealed to have been a kick to his hamstring.

Hasenhuttl plays down Long injury © Henry Browne/Getty Images Sport Henry Browne/Getty Images Sport

Hasenhuttl says that Long should be able to feature for Southampton in their next Premier League match, which is not until the end of the month due to the FA Cup break and then the international fixtures.

Southampton beat Tottenham 2-1, with Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse scoring the goals to lift the club out of the bottom three.

Long has had yet another difficult season in front of goal, having found the back of the net just once in 19 league appearances this season.

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