Jan 14 (Reuters) – Southampton striker Danny Ings has tested positive for COVID-19 and is about to miss Saturday’s trip to Leicester City, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Thursday.
Hasenhuettl said Ings returned a positive result after their 1-0 Premier League convert Liverpool reception last Monday, where the 28-year-old scored the winning goal.
“We’ve had one positive test since the Liverpool game; Danny Ings, so he’s been out for the past 10 days,” Hasenhuettl told reporters.
“He may are contagious against Liverpool. But we’ve had no other positives since.
“When you stick with the protocols, you minimise the risks and that is what we’re continuing to try to to . i do not know if Danny can come (to training) tomorrow, but it’s like he’s out for the weekend.”
Striker Michael Obafemi also will miss Saturday’s game after undergoing surgery but goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and forward Che Adams are available. Moussa Djenepo joins Nathan Redmond and Jannik Vestergaard among the long-term absentees.
Southampton are seventh within the league with 29 points after 17 games, while Leicester are fourth on 32 points from 17 games.
Leicester City (LEI) – Key Players:
Southampton (SOU) – Key Players:
LEI vs SOU – Recent Form:
Leicester City: W W D D W
Southampton: W D D L D
Leicester City Squad :
Kasper Schmeichel, Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Filip Benkovic, James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Marc Albrighton, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, Eldin Jakupovic, Wes Morgan, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Danny Ward-II, Ayoze Perez, Demarai Gray, Dennis Praet, Luke Thomas, Hamza Choudhury, Kelechi Iheanacho, Christian Fuchs, Cengiz Under, Nampalys Mendy
Southampton Squad :
Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ibrahima Diallo, Moussa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Theo Walcott, Danny Ings, Yan Valery, Shane Long, Sam McQueen, William Smallbone, Mohammed Salisu, Dan N Lundulu, Jannik Vestergaard, Alex McCarthy, Jake Vokins, Che Adams, Nathan Redmond, Kayne Ramsay, Oriol Romeu, Harry Lewis, Michael Obafemi, Nathan Tella