J-Rod blown away by messages of support

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez has been overwhelmed by the messages of support he has received after seeing his World Cup hopes dashed by injury.

The forward suffered a rupture of his anterior cruciate ligament during last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, meaning he will be sidelined for about six months.

It was a devastatingly cruel blow for Rodriguez, who had been in the form of his life and appeared to be close to securing a place in England’s squad for Brazil this summer.

However, despite the nature of the injury, the 24-year-old is keeping a positive outlook and has been touched by the heartfelt wishes that have been sent his way.

Rodriguez’s agent, Gary Mellor, said: “He is in excellent spirits considering the circumstances and is determined to come back stronger for club and country.

“He is overwhelmed by all the messages of support he has received from fellow professionals and fans.”

Rodriguez’s teammates have rallied round the club’s top scorer, as have supporters.

Messages poured in immediately following the match at City, and a further flood of them followed after the announcement was made on Monday night regarding the extent of the injury.

Saints have set up a dedicated page on their website for supporters to send their best wishes to Rodriguez, which the club have said they will pass on to the player.

Users of social media site Twitter have also been offering their support using the hashtag #GetWellSoonJay, with Saints also collating those messages to show Rodriguez.

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7:49am Wed 9 Apr 14

Saintsayer II says...

So gutted by his injury that I don't want to see any more footall this season
So gutted by his injury that I don't want to see any more footall this season Saintsayer II
  • Score: -9

8:07am Wed 9 Apr 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Strong player , determined and dedicated to the sport . You will recover J rod and continue your great football . And with the set up at S.F.C. hopefully a quick return to training . You will be missed , but recover fully and then set St Mary s alight again . COYR
Strong player , determined and dedicated to the sport . You will recover J rod and continue your great football . And with the set up at S.F.C. hopefully a quick return to training . You will be missed , but recover fully and then set St Mary s alight again . COYR SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 16

9:14am Wed 9 Apr 14

jrod11 says...

Get well soon Hopalong.
Get well soon Hopalong. jrod11
  • Score: -5

9:44am Wed 9 Apr 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Great to see the unity from players and fans of this amazing club! Saints have been a breath of fresh air this season in World Cup year and it would have been just reward if 4 Saints players were on the plane to Brazil. I hope that Luke, Adam and Ricky will all go now and that Jay gets back well soon. They are all honest players who know what it really means to represent the National Team...and they are good enough!
Great to see the unity from players and fans of this amazing club! Saints have been a breath of fresh air this season in World Cup year and it would have been just reward if 4 Saints players were on the plane to Brazil. I hope that Luke, Adam and Ricky will all go now and that Jay gets back well soon. They are all honest players who know what it really means to represent the National Team...and they are good enough! allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 12

12:08pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Greenguage says...

Its shows to me J/Rods commitment to Saints,team and supporters by going full thrust in the game against M/City with the impending World Cup on the horizon.Speedy recovery ,can't wait to see him back in the team. He will overcome.
Its shows to me J/Rods commitment to Saints,team and supporters by going full thrust in the game against M/City with the impending World Cup on the horizon.Speedy recovery ,can't wait to see him back in the team. He will overcome. Greenguage
  • Score: 12

2:05pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Greenguage wrote:
Its shows to me J/Rods commitment to Saints,team and supporters by going full thrust in the game against M/City with the impending World Cup on the horizon.Speedy recovery ,can't wait to see him back in the team. He will overcome.
Yea he plays full on. He will be back breathing fire, you just know it.
[quote][p][bold]Greenguage[/bold] wrote: Its shows to me J/Rods commitment to Saints,team and supporters by going full thrust in the game against M/City with the impending World Cup on the horizon.Speedy recovery ,can't wait to see him back in the team. He will overcome.[/p][/quote]Yea he plays full on. He will be back breathing fire, you just know it. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 4

3:06pm Wed 9 Apr 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

Will be missd, but I expect him to come back even stronger...Speedy recovery J Rod
Will be missd, but I expect him to come back even stronger...Speedy recovery J Rod RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 5

4:09pm Wed 9 Apr 14

aldermoorboy says...

Will love it when you return Jay, best wishes
Will love it when you return Jay, best wishes aldermoorboy
  • Score: 3

7:58pm Wed 9 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

Wish you a speedy recovery Jay. I have watch you play home and away and each game you have improved to a standard worthy of ENGLAND selection. ENGLAND and SAINTS will miss you but the most important thing is your health son. Keep your chin up you are in good hands.
Wish you a speedy recovery Jay. I have watch you play home and away and each game you have improved to a standard worthy of ENGLAND selection. ENGLAND and SAINTS will miss you but the most important thing is your health son. Keep your chin up you are in good hands. hedge end bob
  • Score: 7

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