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Rodriguez To Miss World Cup For England

Southampton and England international, Jay Rodriguez, became the latest addition on the World Cup injury-list and will miss the tournament this summer after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.

Rodriguez had been somewhat like the English shooting star this season, scoring 15 goals in 33 Premier League games, which earned him his first England call-up in November.

He made his Three Lions debut against Chile, and Roy Hodgson was hopeful the 24-year-old could carry his form to Brazil.

However, he suffered the ACL injury, which will keep him out for six months, after landing awkwardly during his side’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

His club confirmed the injury on Monday and Rodriguez is set to have a routine surgery on his knee in the near future.

"Jay is naturally disappointed, but is determined to get back playing for Saints as soon as possible. Everything will be done to return him to full fitness and deliver a speedy recovery,” Southampton director, Less Reed, said.

"Jay has asked us to pass on his gratitude to everybody who has shown him their concern and sympathy during the 48-or-so hours since his injury.

“Everyone at the club now wishes Jay well and we will support him, along with his family, to ensure that an international career plays a big part in his future."

Is this a massive blow for England or can they cope with Rodriguez? Have your say in the comment section below. 

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