Danny Ings could miss the Southampton visit to the Emirates Stadium next month, after picking up an injury requiring minor surgery.
According to Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, Danny Ings picked up a knee injury and will undergo surgery on Thursday. The player will then need a month or more to recover.
“At the moment it looks like he is out for 4-6 weeks,” Hasenhuttl said. “He’ll have a small surgery tomorrow morning. It could be worse, but he’ll be out and it’s not good news for us.”
That timeline makes it unclear whether or not Ings will miss Southampton’s trip to Arsenal on December 15th.
If he’s back in four weeks (December 2nd) and returns to the pitch soon after, then he’ll be available for the game. If he’s back in six weeks (December 16th), or if he takes a bit longer to return to full fitness after his initial recovery, he’ll miss it.
Ings has five goals and two assists in seven Premier League matches for Southampton this season. He’s played a key role in their four wins in the last five games, with the fifth game being a draw away to Chelsea. He also scored a brace against Spurs.
It’s a big blow to Southampton to lose the 28-year-old, but we’ll just have to wait and see whether he’ll be available by the time they travel to North London.