Saints won’t risk Ward-Prowse

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Lon­don

– 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.” –

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