Ralph Hasenhüttl: Oriol Romeu ankle injury 'not looking good'

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Blaise Bourgeois

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It was all bad news as Southampton continued their awful Premier League slide, falling 3-0 to Leeds on Tuesday night as their winless league run extended to eight games.

To make matters worse, Oriol Romeu had to be taken off and went into the tunnel in the 70th minute after attempting to play on his ankle, which he hurt in an earlier challenge.

When asked about the status of Romeu’s injury, manager Ralph Hasenhüttl was unable to provide a promising update.

“Not good. His ankle is not looking good.

“I don’t know, hopefully not. But we have not a lot of alternatives. Ibra [Diallo] is also injured and takes also time to come back, you see? This is exactly what happens at the moment.

“We lose games. We lose players nearly every game with an injury.

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“It was not even a yellow card, I mean, I don’t want to discuss the referee but we are very nice at the moment

“They can kick us. We get the yellow cards. They can hurt us and we are injured. This is the moment. So they are not very enjoyable performances we’ve shown.”

Southampton continue to be plagued by injury woes, with Kyle Walker-Peters, Ibrahima Diallo, and Theo Walcott all missing with hamstring issues, while Will Smallbone and Michael Obafemi continue to deal with their long-term injuries.