Southampton striker Danny Ings wants knee surgery and shall be sidelined for a minimum of one month, the Premier League membership mentioned Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Ings got here off late within the Saints’ 4-3 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. He had earlier scored his fifth purpose of the season.
“It could have been much worse, but at the moment he’s out for maybe 4-6 weeks,” Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhüttl mentioned within the membership assertion. “It’s a small surgery however a crucial one.”
The surgery is scheduled for Thursday.
Ings clutched his left knee after a challenge by Villa substitute Trezeguet. A scan showed damage to his meniscus, Hasenhüttl said Wednesday at a news conference ahead of Friday’s match against Newcastle.
The knee was swollen and painful when Ings tried jogging on Tuesday, Hasenhüttl said.
Ings has been slowed by knee injuries in the past, but Hasenhüttl said this problem is unrelated.
Ings had a career-best 22 goals last season and was a substitute for Gareth Southgate in England’s 1-0 win over Iceland in the Nations League on Sept. 5. He scored in England’s 3-0 victory over Wales this month.
Southampton is fifth in the Premier League with 13 points after seven games.
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