Saints won’t risk Ward-Prowse
– Southampton midfielder James WardProwse has recovered from a deep cut in his leg but he will not be risked against Burnley this weekend if there is a chance the wound could open up again, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said.
Ward-Prowse was carried off five minutes before halftime in their 3-2 FA Cup defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last week after he suffered a laceration on his leg while trying to block Ryan Sessegnon’s clearance.
“Today was his first time on the pitch. I tried to keep him out as long as possible. The players always like to come back on to the pitch and he handled it well, I think,” Hasenhuettl told reporters.
“We must pay attention that the cut is not going to open again but it looks good and hopefully he can play on the weekend. It’s more important that it doesn’t get worse and then he’s out.” –