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Rodriguez worry for England

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez could be ruled out of the World Cup after he appeared to suffer a serious knee injury in the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City.

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Jay Rodriguez: Was in tears as he was stretchered off

Jay Rodriguez: Was in tears as he was stretchered off

Rodriguez landed awkwardly in the first half and was in tears as he was stretchered off the pitch at the Etihad.

Saints are waiting to find out the full extent of the injury, but manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed that early signs were worrying for the striker, who was pushing for a place in Roy Hodgson's squad.

"To be honest, it is not looking good," Pochettino said.

"I can't really know what is wrong with him or when I am going to see him again in a Southampton shirt. We need to analyse him today and tomorrow and know the exact nature of his injury."

The Saints boss admitted it was "possible" that Rodriguez had suffered ligament damage, which could sideline him for the tournament in June.

Hodgson, who handed Rodriguez his only cap in last November's friendly defeat against Chile, was watching the match from the stands.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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