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Rodriguez has ruptured ACL

07 April 2014 05:46

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.

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.

Source: PA