Russell Martin frustrated as Southampton dealt fresh injury blow

When addressing to the media after the game, Saints manager Mark Hughes mentioned Che Adams’ injury.

Saints had seized the lead in the contest shortly after the half-hour mark, thanks to Kyle Walker-Peters’ heroics.

However, Southampton started sluggish in the second half, with Preston scoring twice in three minutes through Milutin Osmajic and Brad Potts to turn the game on its head.

Southampton would not draw level until the sixth minute of added time at the end of the game, with Ched Evans sliding the ball into his own net under pressure from Saints keeper Gavin Bazunu, who initially thought to have nodded home.

Russell Martin left frustrated as latest injury blow

While the outcome was ultimately beneficial, the game was not without its disappointments.

Indeed, striker Che Adams was injured and had to be replaced at halftime.


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Martin went on to describe the severity of the injury after the game, saying he was frustrated by it.

“He’s picked up an injury, and it’s frustrating,” Martin said about Adams after the game, according to the Daily Echo.

“It’s extremely frustrating for both him and us.”

“This is the issue with being away on international duty and having a different routine; it’s the same with Carlos (Alcaraz) and Stuey (Armstrong).”

“We don’t make decisions without talking to them and involving them, and I think it was the right thing to start them from the bench for 60 or 70 minutes.”

“That 20-minute period will cause people to reconsider the changes, but that is why we have a multidisciplinary team that includes medical and sports science.”

“We all sit around a table and have an open discussion before making a decision with the players understanding why.”

“Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but we have a chance this weekend to make it a top week overall.”

Will Che Adams be fit for Southampton’s next match?

As you can see from Russell Martin’s comments above, he did not explain the type of injury Adams sustained, nor how long he would be out.

As a result, it’s difficult to predict if he’ll be fit for Southampton’s next game at this point.

The next match is against Birmingham City on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at St Mary’s Stadium.

There’s plainly not much time between then and now, so if Adams’ injury is even remotely significant, he’s unlikely to be ready for that one.

Russell Martin will provide an update on the issue later this week.


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