Southampton striker Danny Ings suffered no serious knee damage in his 4-3 win over Aston Villa, a scan has revealed.
The 28-year-old slipped below the knee after an inadvertent landing after a collision with Trezguet and was forced to play for five minutes.
He had a scan next to him over the weekend, so he had to face a long spell next to him.
Ins will be evaluated by Southampton’s medical team when he arrives at the training ground on Monday and early indications indicate he will return sooner than previously thought.
Before sustaining the injury, Ings scored his fifth goal of the season, leading Southampton to a 4-0 lead at Villa Park, as the Saints advanced to the top four.
“Danny (Ings) is injuring his knee but we hope he’s not too bad, he didn’t look good at the time,” Southampton boss Ralph Hesenttal said after the game.
“He put on a knee length and he’s always dangerous and he was immediately shouting ‘my knee, my knee’.”
Ryan Bertrand (hamstring) and Jan Bednerek were also pushed with injuries to Southampton to face Newcastle on Friday, November 6 (8pm). Sky Sports Premier League.
How the saints maintained the present momentum
Dean Smith’s team would have started to set the best defensive record in the top flight after scoring just five goals, but you wouldn’t deny it with their slip-show first half display in the Midlands.
Villa were already warned three minutes later when they were hit on the left side corner at a nearby post, causing Conza to get into trouble and go ahead of his own goalkeeper.
Luckily for the hosts, Eagle Eyed VAR Chris Kavanagh noted that Saints striker Adams had just strayed past the last man, while in-form visitors had success only when Westergaard lost John McGinn to the Power Home Ward-Provs box. Inviting a free-kick near the flag in the right corner.
The Saints’ captain soon found Emiliano Martinez helpless in Villa’s goal, finding the back of the net twice with a magnificent free-kick from the edge of the doubles.
When Ings – who later recovered from a second knee injury – stopped a nice move connected with Kyle Werker-Peters, Ward-Proves and Stuart Armstrong, while the top right-corner of the net had a stunning 25-yard line. The match felt like a contest.
Credit to the hosts who showed great spirit and character to make his game in the final quarter, as the first Mars went into the Gratlish cross, before a stop-time strike from Waktkins – through a penalty spot – and the villa captain himself added an end to the scoreline. .
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