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Jay Rodriguez

25-Year-Old Forward     Southampton  Premier


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  12/3/2014
Birthdate:  July 29, 1989    Birthplace:  Burnley, England
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 1"    

July 29, 2014    Jay Rodriguez News

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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.

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

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.

April 7, 2014

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Rodriguez suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's match at Manchester City, and he is expected to miss the next six months.

A terrible injury at a terrible time, as Rodriguez will not only miss the rest of the Premier League season, but also the World Cup. It's been a remarkable season for Rodriguez, whose 15 goals trail only Luis Suarez (29), Daniel Sturridge (20), and Yaya Toure (18) this year.

April 5, 2014

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Rodriguez landed awkwardly after jumping for a ball during Saturday's match against Manchester City, injuring his knee, Goal.com reports. He had to be stretchered off the pitch with his knee in a brace.

The immediate concern was that Rodriguez seriously injured his knee, and if there is any significant ligament damage, he could easily miss the rest of the Premier League season and the World Cup.

March 30, 2014

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Rodriguez bagged two goals during Saturday's match versus Newcastle.

Rodriguez passed a late fitness test on his knee to start Saturday and showed no signs of being hampered throughout the match. The striker extended his scoring streak to four straight games, bringing his season total to 15 goals. That haul currently puts Rodriguez in a three-way tie for fourth in goals scored among Premier League players on the campaign.

March 29, 2014

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Rodriguez, who was an injury doubt due to a knee injury, is in the starting XI for Saturday's match against Newcastle.

Rodriguez comes into the match with goals in three straight games, although it's unclear if his knee will hamper him at all.

March 27, 2014

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Rodriguez picked up a knee injury in last Sunday's match against Tottenham and he will likely face a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Newcastle, the club's official web site reports.

Rodriguez has been in fantastic form recently, scoring a goal in three consecutive matches. The injury does not appear serious, although his availability for Saturday's match likely won't be known until closer to kickoff.

March 16, 2014

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Rodriguez scored in the 72nd minute of Southampton's 4-2 win over Norwich City on Saturday.

Rodriguez's dozen goals this season now puts him tied for seventh in all of the Premier League, and he trails only four strikers in the category: Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Sergio Aguero and Loic Remy.