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Jay Rodriguez

25-Year-Old Forward     Southampton  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  5/24/2015
Birthdate:  July 29, 1989    Birthplace:  Burnley, England
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 1"    

April 2, 2015    Jay Rodriguez News

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Manager Ronald Koeman said Thursday that Rodriguez is starting to train with the first-team, but he is still at least four weeks away from being considered for a first-team match.

Rodriguez has not played this season after suffering a torn ACL last April, and while he may be able to make at least one appearances before the season ends, he isn't likely to have a major impact.

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Jay Rodriguez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 26, 2015

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Rodriguez is progressing in his recovery from ACL surgery and has a chance to play for Southampton before the end of the season, according to ESPN UK.

Rodriguez suffered a torn ACL last April and had his rehab delayed by a knee infection, but he is finally back in light training and will need to get himself in game-shape with the Saints' U-21s before seeing any action with the first team. The Englishman is reportedly determined to help his club to a top-four finish, however, and it sounds like he will do everything in his power to make it happen.

March 13, 2015

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Manager Ronald Koeman said Friday that Rodriguez (knee) is unlikely to return to training before the end of the season.

Rodriguez suffered a torn ACL last year and has hit a number of setbacks in his recovery, so it's not overly surprising that he won't play this season. He was a big transfer name after scoring 16 league goals last season, but it's unclear if teams will be willing to make an offer this summer given how long he's been out.

January 23, 2015

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Rodriguez, who has been the subject of multiple transfer rumors involving at least Liverpool and Tottenham, is hoping to return from his torn ACL in late February, ESPN reports.

Rodriguez suffered the injury in early April last year and has yet to resume even light training with the squad. Given such a lengthy time away, it wouldn't be surprising if his return estimate was delayed again, which means he'll only have a handful of games to produce.

December 19, 2014

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman expects Rodriguez to be out of action for another six weeks as he continues to recover from a long-term knee injury, reports the Daily Mail.

Rodriguez has been out for more than eight months after rupturing a cruciate ligament in April. Southampton was originally hoping the striker would return by the end of the 2014, but he is likely to be out of action until February.

December 2, 2014

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Rodriguez suffered a slight setback in his recovery from a torn ACL, but he is still expected to return to training in December, the Daily Star reports.

Despite the knee injury, Rodriguez has been heavily linked with a number of clubs looking for attacking help in the January transfer window, namely Tottenham and Liverpool. However, with how well the Saints have played this season, they may choose to hang onto Rodriguez to help them qualify for European competition next season.

July 29, 2014

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Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold this summer, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has told Sky Sports.

Both players were linked with a move to Tottenham, where they would have been reunited with former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino. There's been a mass exodus at Southampton this summer, with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers all leaving. Whether the club's board actually intends to keep Rodriguez and Schneiderlin or is simply holding out for higher offers is anyone's guess, but it's a situation we'll continue to monitor.

May 20, 2014

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Rodriguez (knee) led Southampton with 15 goals despite suffering a season-ending torn ACL in April.

Rodriguez also contributed three assists and averaged a team-high 3.1 shot attempts across his 33 appearances. Further, his 15 goals ranked ninth in the Premiership this season. At 24 years old, Rodriguez embodies one of England's most promising young attackers, but his untimely injury tragically prevented him from World Cup consideration and will likely force him to miss the first month or so of the upcoming Premier League campaign.