Saints Relegation Rivals Suffer Big Injury Blow Tuesday, 5th Mar 2019 14:20
Saints hopes of beating the drop have been boosted by an injury to a key player for one of their rivals in the relegation battle.
After the devastating death of new signing Emiliano Sala recently Cardiff City have been dealt another huge blow in their efforts to stay up after it has been confirmed that defender Sol Bamba wil now miss the rest of the season after scans showed he had ruptured his ACL for which he will have surgery this week and will not play again this season.
The defender had been one of the Bluebirds better players this season having started 28 of their 29 Premier League games before being stretchered off against Wolves at the weekend.
He was also their joint top scorer with 4 goals including the first in Cardiff's 2-1 win at St Mary's.
This is a big blow for Neil Warnock's side in their battle to beat the drop, they still have to face Chelsea & Liverpool at home as well as travel to both Manchester City and United, defeats in the games since their win at St Mary's have left them little leeway aside from these fixtures if they are to beat the drop.
Nidger - Lemina had an operation on his abdomen a few weeks ago. Suggests that the injury he's been carrying has been causing him quite a lot of discomfort. Injuries to your core are pretty unpleasant, so fingers crossed he returns and can live up to his potential
Hmmm! Not really comfortable with writing off an opponent unless they are mathematically out of sight. I hope Neil Warnock or no Cardiff player is reading this piece as I might be inclined to put it up in the changing room as a source of motivation.
So we are now relying on other Premiership teams misfortunes for the survival of Saints are we. We should be careful what we hope for Nick. Perhaps you should have more faith in certain team members as apposed to some of your criticism.
Most of us feel sorry for Cardiff. With or without Bamba. They have had more than enough to battle with this season. Let´s not get carried away. Saints have been hit by injuries too - to the advantage of Cardiff. I wish Bamba a good recovery.