Southampton manager Claude Puel has said that the club will asses the injury to Manolo Gabbiadini in the coming days.

The Saints lost 2-1 to Tottenham at White Hart Lane and were dealt a double blow as Gabbiadini went off injured in the first-half.

The Italian forward was forced to walk off the pitch after suffering what appeared to be a groin injury.

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Puel has now confirmed the Gabbiadini did injure his groin and will be assessed in the coming days as they look to ascertain the severity of the injury.

Although, the Saints manager has said that the January signing from Napoli will not be going away on international duty after he was called up to the Italian squad last week.

Speaking to Southampton’s website, Puel said this:

It’s an injury to his groin and we will see when it’s examined in the next few days.

I think and I hope it is not bad, but for his national team I think it is not possible for him to play.

We will see for us how many times he will stay out.

It’s an important player for us with his quality and his clinical edge but now it’s an opportunity for another player to show us their quality.

 

Gabbiadini has been a big hit on the south coast since joining the club. He scored six goals in his first four games, including two at Wembley in the League Cup final.

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