Saints: No timescale on Lovren and Ramirez returns

Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren

First published in Sport

SAINTS have announced that both Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez suffered ankle ligament injuries during the club's recent 2-2 draw with Sunderland - but the club have refused to put a time-frame on when the duo will return.

Both players were carried off on stretchers within minutes of one another as the Black Cats came from two goals down to take a point in their battle against Premier League relegation.

Ramirez's injury came when he was tackled by Sunderland defender Wes Brown while Lovren suffered a similar fate after a collision with Craig Gardner.

"Saints can confirm that Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez both suffered ankle ligament injuries during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light," the statement read.

"Lovren was treated by the club's medical staff at the stadium, while Ramirez was sent to a local hospital for precautionary scans.

"The pair both flew back to Southampton with the rest of the squad on Saturday evening, and have since been recuperating at Staplewood.

"The players' injuries are still being assessed by the medical team, so we are reluctant to place a timescale on when the duo will be able to return to action."

Both will miss Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round meeting with Yeovil at St Mary's but Saints' manager Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to have them back as soon as possible with his side having won just two of their last 11 league outings.

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2:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

marcusblackcat says...

Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent marcusblackcat
  • Score: -25

2:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

lowemustgo says...

marcusblackcat wrote:
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
You obviously know nothing about Lovren! There is no way he is a reckless or dangerous player. He is far too skillful to risk getting injured. One of the best CBs in the PL.
[quote][p][bold]marcusblackcat[/bold] wrote: Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent[/p][/quote]You obviously know nothing about Lovren! There is no way he is a reckless or dangerous player. He is far too skillful to risk getting injured. One of the best CBs in the PL. lowemustgo
  • Score: 14

2:44pm Wed 22 Jan 14

sasmike says...

marcusblackcat wrote:
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
theres always one idiot on here , you must be a skate
[quote][p][bold]marcusblackcat[/bold] wrote: Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent[/p][/quote]theres always one idiot on here , you must be a skate sasmike
  • Score: 7

3:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

marcusblackcat wrote:
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
are you being serious or just on a wind up?
try looking again, gaston got the ball and went on a great run. he got taken out by a late sliding tackle from behind by the last defender who had his studs up. look at the rule regarding tackles from behind, if you think that was a fair tackle, it doesn't matter that he clipped the ball (more by luck than judgement). if he tackles from behind and takes the player out its a free kick, the only decision for the ref then is, does he feel the tackle was reckless or not, if so then its a red card. the ref could of course think that brown was the last player and again send him off. the only pundits who thought it was a fair tackle were on MOTD.
as for dejans `reckless and dangerous` tackle, again I think you should take a proper look. a sliding tackle from the side with his trailing leg completely out of the way, dejan got the ball and didn't touch the player, the ball rebounded to the sunderland player who was still standing, not that reckless then, and dejan instinctively turned to try to clear the ball. he `kicked` the sunderland player so hard that he didn't even notice and carried on playing. in fact sunderland carried on playing despite both our players being down, not very sporting wouldn't you say? but that's poyets teams through and through.
the game should have stopped after gaston went down, even if sunderlands players thought it was a fair tackle they must have seen his ankle bend 90degrees. in the interest of players safety and good sportsmanship between fellow professionals, but that's poyets teams and we should know.
I suggest you watch games with your eyes open and with a little understanding of the rules before you make comments like that again.
you may well be a sunderland fan but you must take off those stripey coloured specs and look properly at those tackles again. you haven't had poyet as manager for long so you wont know what hes like, or his history with us. but fyi we have played against his teams since L1 and he constantly sent his teams out to kick and injure our better players, Saturday was just another example.
[quote][p][bold]marcusblackcat[/bold] wrote: Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent[/p][/quote]are you being serious or just on a wind up? try looking again, gaston got the ball and went on a great run. he got taken out by a late sliding tackle from behind by the last defender who had his studs up. look at the rule regarding tackles from behind, if you think that was a fair tackle, it doesn't matter that he clipped the ball (more by luck than judgement). if he tackles from behind and takes the player out its a free kick, the only decision for the ref then is, does he feel the tackle was reckless or not, if so then its a red card. the ref could of course think that brown was the last player and again send him off. the only pundits who thought it was a fair tackle were on MOTD. as for dejans `reckless and dangerous` tackle, again I think you should take a proper look. a sliding tackle from the side with his trailing leg completely out of the way, dejan got the ball and didn't touch the player, the ball rebounded to the sunderland player who was still standing, not that reckless then, and dejan instinctively turned to try to clear the ball. he `kicked` the sunderland player so hard that he didn't even notice and carried on playing. in fact sunderland carried on playing despite both our players being down, not very sporting wouldn't you say? but that's poyets teams through and through. the game should have stopped after gaston went down, even if sunderlands players thought it was a fair tackle they must have seen his ankle bend 90degrees. in the interest of players safety and good sportsmanship between fellow professionals, but that's poyets teams and we should know. I suggest you watch games with your eyes open and with a little understanding of the rules before you make comments like that again. you may well be a sunderland fan but you must take off those stripey coloured specs and look properly at those tackles again. you haven't had poyet as manager for long so you wont know what hes like, or his history with us. but fyi we have played against his teams since L1 and he constantly sent his teams out to kick and injure our better players, Saturday was just another example. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 6

3:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

sasmike wrote:
marcusblackcat wrote:
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
theres always one idiot on here , you must be a skate
mike hes a sunderland fan, the clues in the name.
[quote][p][bold]sasmike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcusblackcat[/bold] wrote: Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent[/p][/quote]theres always one idiot on here , you must be a skate[/p][/quote]mike hes a sunderland fan, the clues in the name. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

3:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

batesieboy says...

sasmike wrote:
marcusblackcat wrote:
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
theres always one idiot on here , you must be a skate
Erm...."black cat " in the name might be a clue...why you guys get so easily wound up by any kind of WUM is beyond me.
[quote][p][bold]sasmike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcusblackcat[/bold] wrote: Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent[/p][/quote]theres always one idiot on here , you must be a skate[/p][/quote]Erm...."black cat " in the name might be a clue...why you guys get so easily wound up by any kind of WUM is beyond me. batesieboy
  • Score: 0

3:35pm Wed 22 Jan 14

jerseysaint says...

Lovren is my player and buy of the season and he will be missed.
And bargain of the season.
With Adam a very very close second.
Lovren is my player and buy of the season and he will be missed. And bargain of the season. With Adam a very very close second. jerseysaint
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Wed 22 Jan 14

eyresiesaint says...

He is not a skate you can see by his username he is a Sunderland fan, note how he thinks browns tackle was ok, idiot. At least we are not in a relegation battle, we need an attacking mid and cb and we will be fine.
He is not a skate you can see by his username he is a Sunderland fan, note how he thinks browns tackle was ok, idiot. At least we are not in a relegation battle, we need an attacking mid and cb and we will be fine. eyresiesaint
  • Score: 3

4:57pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Tony Robertson says...

Dejan is hard act to follow. However, must be about time to give Aaron Martin a run-out. (Don't all jump on me at once)
Dejan is hard act to follow. However, must be about time to give Aaron Martin a run-out. (Don't all jump on me at once) Tony Robertson
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saint in dordogne says...

Aaron martin could make the bench now
Aaron martin could make the bench now saint in dordogne
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

marcusblackcat wrote:
Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent
He should have gone to Specsavers!
[quote][p][bold]marcusblackcat[/bold] wrote: Lovren deserves his injury - he tried his hardest to foul Gardner and his initial challenge was reckless and dangerous - should've been sent off for it as he certainly was nowhere near the ball. Ramirez I do feel for as it was just a case of Brown caught him after getting the ball but I have little sympathy for a player who injures himself in trying to hurt an opponent[/p][/quote]He should have gone to Specsavers! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

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