The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Burnley

Saturday, 04 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

The Hawthorns

Last Game

West Brom 4 - 0 Burnley

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Rodriguez: Recovery going well

Jay Rodriguez says the prospect of facing former club Burnley in December is helping his motivation to return from injury as quickly as possible.

Last Updated: 23/06/14 at 11:37 Post Comment

Jay Rodriguez: Looking forward to Southampton’s game at Burnley

Jay Rodriguez: Looking forward to Southampton’s game at Burnley

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Southampton forward suffered a serious knee injury in April which ended his chances of going to the World Cup with England.

The initial prognosis was that Rodriguez would be sidelined for around six months, and he has been pleased with the early part of his recovery.

Rodriguez has now vowed to keep working hard in his rehabilitation to make sure he comes back quickly, and has set his sights on the trip to Turf Moor on 13 December as a game he does not want to miss.

“I want to be able to be fit to play in that and go back to Burnley. That is certainly my aim,” he said in the Lancashire Telegraph.

“I haven’t got a specific comeback date from injury and it is just about working through the phases at the moment. I think there are six phases to the recovery and when we get to stage six we can start looking at putting a timescale on it. 

“But seeing the Burnley fixture in December definitely helps with motivation and I really want to play a part. 

“It will be great to go back and see all the fans and be able to play at Turf Moor again and see some of the players and people at the club. 

“The Burnley game was the first fixture I looked out for. 

“I am starting to see some positives with me knee and I am feeling good about the recovery. Hopefully it will go to plan.” 

Rodriguez is looking forward to working under Ronald Koeman when he returns to fitness, having seen the Dutchman take charge at St Mary’s following Mauricio Pochettino’s move to Tottenham Hotspur.

“I met Ronald Koeman very briefly,” added Rodriguez. “He is obviously a legend in the game and played at the very highest level. I am excited about working with him.

“He asked me how the injury was and how I was getting on. It was only a very brief chat but it was nice to be able to meet him. 

“I can’t wait to get back training again and working with him and hopefully it will be a good move for Southampton to bring him in.” 

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Wenger: Giroud deal done

Olivier Giroud's new contract with Arsenal is "done", according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Champions League: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere trains ahead of clash with Galatasaray

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has trained ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Galatasaray at the Emirates.

Premier League: Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager remains safe for now

Sky sources understand that Alan Pardew’s job as manager of Newcastle United remains safe for the time being.

Mail Box

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

It's A Bit Sexy, This Southampton Side...

Could Southampton be this year's Southampton? We have an eclectic mailbox that features Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and lots more. Come on in...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property