Southampton's Jack Cork out injured for up to six weeks

Jack Cork

Jack Cork

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Jack Cork has confirmed he will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a knee injury.

The midfielder limped off in the dying stages of Tuesday's 2-0 Capital One Cup third-round victory over Sheffield Wednesday - his first match back from an ankle problem suffered in pre-season.

Cork was today seen at St Mary's in a leg brace and has confirmed via his Twitter account that he faces another stretch on the sidelines.

''Another 4-6 weeks, with my left knee,'' he said on the social media site.

''Lucks just not going my way this season. Could be worse, but was so close to getting back from the ankle.''

Saints manager Nigel Adkins confirmed the injury today.

''Jack Cork is not going to be available for the weekend or the next couple of weeks,'' he said.

''He picked up a knee injury the other night in the victory against Sheffield Wednesday so he is going to be in a brace for a couple of weeks.

''Who knows if four to six weeks is realistic? Listen, I know the diagnosis of it with the history I've got and the experience I've got of these injuries as well. We have got a good idea of what it is going to be.

''We have a great medical team here and they will work through the rehabilitation process in the diligent order.''

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3:10pm Thu 27 Sep 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

Gonna be one of those seasons for him, shame quality player, still be like a new signing when he comes back.
Gonna be one of those seasons for him, shame quality player, still be like a new signing when he comes back. SaintAsh1964
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3:26pm Thu 27 Sep 12

dopplershift says...

Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!!
Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!! dopplershift
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3:29pm Thu 27 Sep 12

dopplershift says...

Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!!
Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!! dopplershift
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3:29pm Thu 27 Sep 12

dopplershift says...

Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!!
Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!! dopplershift
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3:54pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Over the Edge says...

Gutted for him and us, after being ever present last season must be a right bummer to be out again.
Gutted for him and us, after being ever present last season must be a right bummer to be out again. Over the Edge
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3:55pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Well at least we are well stocked in midfield Will be good to see him back in November
Well at least we are well stocked in midfield Will be good to see him back in November Puddletown Saint
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4:06pm Thu 27 Sep 12

St.Yorkie says...

So 4-6 weeks with the injury and then time to get match fit - might see him around the Christmas period then!
Unlucky - I bet the Management team is kicking itself for not getting him off earlier!

Fate - or as Nelson said to Hardy "Kiss me mate" or was it "Kismet"?

One for our fishy friends there!
So 4-6 weeks with the injury and then time to get match fit - might see him around the Christmas period then! Unlucky - I bet the Management team is kicking itself for not getting him off earlier! Fate - or as Nelson said to Hardy "Kiss me mate" or was it "Kismet"? One for our fishy friends there! St.Yorkie
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4:18pm Thu 27 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

dopplershift wrote:
Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!!
he was geting back to full fitness and needed game time, think you will find Nigels are hairy not crystal!
[quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't have been played in the game in the first place. Too early for a mid week cup game in my opinion. He should have been nurtured back as he's one of our best and we'll rely on him throughout the season. However, on a brighter note maybe he'll come available at a time when someone is serving a suspension or injury so not always negative!!![/p][/quote]he was geting back to full fitness and needed game time, think you will find Nigels are hairy not crystal! worried of n e hampshire
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4:31pm Thu 27 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

As the two injuries were totally different I cannot see why he shouldn't have been playing, it was intended to get him match fit, no one could have imagined that he would gets his studs caught as they did it was pure bad luck not bad selection.
As the two injuries were totally different I cannot see why he shouldn't have been playing, it was intended to get him match fit, no one could have imagined that he would gets his studs caught as they did it was pure bad luck not bad selection. OSPREYSAINT
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4:41pm Thu 27 Sep 12

spyware says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
As the two injuries were totally different I cannot see why he shouldn't have been playing, it was intended to get him match fit, no one could have imagined that he would gets his studs caught as they did it was pure bad luck not bad selection.
OSPREYSAINT
I see that the Echo have grabbed yet another headline from one of your posts on the last thread
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: As the two injuries were totally different I cannot see why he shouldn't have been playing, it was intended to get him match fit, no one could have imagined that he would gets his studs caught as they did it was pure bad luck not bad selection.[/p][/quote]OSPREYSAINT I see that the Echo have grabbed yet another headline from one of your posts on the last thread spyware
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5:01pm Thu 27 Sep 12

saintand266 says...

Gutted for Jack ! Also would have liked him in the team against everton , we could have done with him controling the midfield especially against Fellenni please excuse the spelling
Gutted for Jack ! Also would have liked him in the team against everton , we could have done with him controling the midfield especially against Fellenni please excuse the spelling saintand266
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6:11pm Thu 27 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

Pure bad luck. After playing every game last season he must be pig sick.Speedy recovery Corky.
Pure bad luck. After playing every game last season he must be pig sick.Speedy recovery Corky. hedge end bob
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7:16pm Thu 27 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

spyware wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
As the two injuries were totally different I cannot see why he shouldn't have been playing, it was intended to get him match fit, no one could have imagined that he would gets his studs caught as they did it was pure bad luck not bad selection.
OSPREYSAINT
I see that the Echo have grabbed yet another headline from one of your posts on the last thread
As our other friend says, you heard it here first!
[quote][p][bold]spyware[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: As the two injuries were totally different I cannot see why he shouldn't have been playing, it was intended to get him match fit, no one could have imagined that he would gets his studs caught as they did it was pure bad luck not bad selection.[/p][/quote]OSPREYSAINT I see that the Echo have grabbed yet another headline from one of your posts on the last thread[/p][/quote]As our other friend says, you heard it here first! OSPREYSAINT
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8:34pm Thu 27 Sep 12

St Retford says...

It's bad news but, providing nothing happens to Morgan, I'm not sure he'd be in our starting eleven anyway. I wish him a speedy recovery though as he'll have a crucial role to play sooner or later, as will a lot of the players currently on the fringe.
It's bad news but, providing nothing happens to Morgan, I'm not sure he'd be in our starting eleven anyway. I wish him a speedy recovery though as he'll have a crucial role to play sooner or later, as will a lot of the players currently on the fringe. St Retford
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8:36pm Thu 27 Sep 12

ghk230473 says...

Cracking player but we have cover at the moment. Hope he fully recovers in time for injuries to other players and suspensions.
Hats off to jwp who has stepped up excellently. I rate them both and can see them together in England shirts!
Cracking player but we have cover at the moment. Hope he fully recovers in time for injuries to other players and suspensions. Hats off to jwp who has stepped up excellently. I rate them both and can see them together in England shirts! ghk230473
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8:38pm Thu 27 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

3 Everton away tickets for sale if anyone's interested
3 Everton away tickets for sale if anyone's interested seventh-junction
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9:36pm Thu 27 Sep 12

holburyhalo says...

j7 maybe CORK will have 1 of your Everton tickets he could do with a nice day out to cheer him up
j7 maybe CORK will have 1 of your Everton tickets he could do with a nice day out to cheer him up holburyhalo
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7:28am Fri 28 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

holburyhalo wrote:
j7 maybe CORK will have 1 of your Everton tickets he could do with a nice day out to cheer him up
That's a good idea. He could take his mum and dad with him and have all 3!
Anyone got Corky's numbe??
[quote][p][bold]holburyhalo[/bold] wrote: j7 maybe CORK will have 1 of your Everton tickets he could do with a nice day out to cheer him up[/p][/quote]That's a good idea. He could take his mum and dad with him and have all 3! Anyone got Corky's numbe?? seventh-junction
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7:29am Fri 28 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

r...
r... seventh-junction
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9:56am Fri 28 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

Still ot 3 Everton tickets for sale if anyones interested.
We are prepared to let them go cheap.
So if any Saints fans out their want to make me an offer then please do.
I'd rather they got used and saved someone else a bit of cash than bin them.
I am prepared to drop them off or meet someone within a 5 mile radius of Woolston if it helps.
Gentlemen ( or Ladies) start your bidding!!!”
Still ot 3 Everton tickets for sale if anyones interested. We are prepared to let them go cheap. So if any Saints fans out their want to make me an offer then please do. I'd rather they got used and saved someone else a bit of cash than bin them. I am prepared to drop them off or meet someone within a 5 mile radius of Woolston if it helps. Gentlemen ( or Ladies) start your bidding!!!” seventh-junction
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2:46pm Sun 30 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Didn't know that Spider was crocked as well, that was a serious set back.
Didn't know that Spider was crocked as well, that was a serious set back. OSPREYSAINT
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