Luke likely to miss Saints' Chelsea trip

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Luke Shaw looks like missing out on a dream appearance at Stamford Bridge after badly gashing his knee at Aston Villa.

The 17-year-old left back, who last week committed his long term future to Saints, was stretchered off towards the end of the 1-0 victory at Villa Park.

After the game Nigel Adkins confirmed the gash to Shaw’s right knee was a bad one.

That is likely to mean a short spell on the sidelines for the boyhood Chelsea fan.

“He’s got a very badly gashed right knee which is quite swollen,” reported Adkins, who has Danny Fox on stand-by to deputise.

“There are also quite a lot of scars on his left knee where the challenge was.

“We’ve got an excellent medical department and we will see what the diagnosis is.

“We’d like to think it’s nothing more than a very heavy challenge but we will wait and see.

“It’s quite a big blow he took to his knee.”

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7:31am Mon 14 Jan 13

diver-1975 says...

And the dirty villa players gave the Ref some much Sh-t for stopping play when Luke was hurt. Would have be different if the boot was on the other foot. The Ref should have book those villa's players they must of seen his injury.
And the dirty villa players gave the Ref some much Sh-t for stopping play when Luke was hurt. Would have be different if the boot was on the other foot. The Ref should have book those villa's players they must of seen his injury. diver-1975
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7:42am Mon 14 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

Sorry to see Luke go down like he did he has been one of our best players so far this season and other players should ook at this 17 year old and think that may be they should put in a shift like LUKE hope to get well soon LUKE and thanks for staying with the number 1 team in the south
Sorry to see Luke go down like he did he has been one of our best players so far this season and other players should ook at this 17 year old and think that may be they should put in a shift like LUKE hope to get well soon LUKE and thanks for staying with the number 1 team in the south Southampton boy
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8:05am Mon 14 Jan 13

City Saint says...

He'll get plenty of chances to play at Stamford Bridge, not to mention the rest of the top premiership destinations. Hopefully with Saints for at least five more years, but if not, surely with another top top side if the unthinkable happens to us.

Meanwhile, protect the Shaman! England demands that we must.
He'll get plenty of chances to play at Stamford Bridge, not to mention the rest of the top premiership destinations. Hopefully with Saints for at least five more years, but if not, surely with another top top side if the unthinkable happens to us. Meanwhile, protect the Shaman! England demands that we must. City Saint
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8:40am Mon 14 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint says...

The big fear is beginning to happen. Injuries start to bite into the squad. I would totally rest Adam Jose Luke and Gaston until after the Man Utd game. Can only (realistically) see us getting 1 point from the next three games anyway. Then it will be like 4 new players and the CB and winger we buy for the rest of the season.
Team v Chelski:
Boruc Clyne Yos Jos Fox JWP Spider Cork Guly Punch Jay.
The big fear is beginning to happen. Injuries start to bite into the squad. I would totally rest Adam Jose Luke and Gaston until after the Man Utd game. Can only (realistically) see us getting 1 point from the next three games anyway. Then it will be like 4 new players and the CB and winger we buy for the rest of the season. Team v Chelski: Boruc Clyne Yos Jos Fox JWP Spider Cork Guly Punch Jay. Puddletown Saint
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8:42am Mon 14 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says...

Let's hope he's fit asap not the end of the world he misses wednesdays game anything picked up will be bonus points and if i'm honest if we still finish the game above the geordies who are 2 goals behind us on GD it won't be the worst result.
Let's hope he's fit asap not the end of the world he misses wednesdays game anything picked up will be bonus points and if i'm honest if we still finish the game above the geordies who are 2 goals behind us on GD it won't be the worst result. SO50 Saint
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9:13am Mon 14 Jan 13

Alicesdad says...

diver-1975 wrote:
And the dirty villa players gave the Ref some much Sh-t for stopping play when Luke was hurt. Would have be different if the boot was on the other foot. The Ref should have book those villa's players they must of seen his injury.
The referee did extremely well to make the decision he did to stop play and not just usher him off the pitch. The Villa players and the crowd were just angry that it looked like time wasting when in fact it was serious. I take my hat off to the referee for not buckling under presure.
[quote][p][bold]diver-1975[/bold] wrote: And the dirty villa players gave the Ref some much Sh-t for stopping play when Luke was hurt. Would have be different if the boot was on the other foot. The Ref should have book those villa's players they must of seen his injury.[/p][/quote]The referee did extremely well to make the decision he did to stop play and not just usher him off the pitch. The Villa players and the crowd were just angry that it looked like time wasting when in fact it was serious. I take my hat off to the referee for not buckling under presure. Alicesdad
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9:37am Mon 14 Jan 13

magnette says...

CRIPES!
Running out of players. Still, best it happens against a team that are likely to beat them anyway.
Boruc
clyne, hooi, yosh, cork
punch spider davies
ram lamb jrod
CRIPES! Running out of players. Still, best it happens against a team that are likely to beat them anyway. Boruc clyne, hooi, yosh, cork punch spider davies ram lamb jrod magnette
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12:05pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Clemster says...

First time saw Shaw play a full game and thought he was outstanding. Probably my Man of the match.

Villa players were disgraceful when he went down making out he was feigning injury. Villa fans also need to take a look at themselves by giving him stick and booing. Even when he was being stretchered passed them noone even clapped.
First time saw Shaw play a full game and thought he was outstanding. Probably my Man of the match. Villa players were disgraceful when he went down making out he was feigning injury. Villa fans also need to take a look at themselves by giving him stick and booing. Even when he was being stretchered passed them noone even clapped. Clemster
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12:38pm Mon 14 Jan 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

I noticed a number of wrecklass tackles by Villa on Saturday.
None more so that the flying tackle that their right back did on Steeeeeev.
It was 2 footed and off the ground.
If Steeeeev hadn't jumped he would have been in hospital.
Credit the ref he allowed the game to flow but there are times to show the cards.
I noticed a number of wrecklass tackles by Villa on Saturday. None more so that the flying tackle that their right back did on Steeeeeev. It was 2 footed and off the ground. If Steeeeev hadn't jumped he would have been in hospital. Credit the ref he allowed the game to flow but there are times to show the cards. SFCOLDBOY
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2:39pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Costa Baz says...

Now that they have medical evidence that Shaw was injured, can someone contact Sky Sports and Tony Cottee in particular, and ask him to retract his comment about "players feigning injury to get the game stopped", when he was asked to report on why the Villa players were kicking off when the ref stopped the game.

At no time, after the incident, did Cottee have the decency or character to acknowledge that, on this occasion he had called it wrong, and that Shaw had left the field on a stretcher.

Come on Cortese, he has disrespected your team.

HORSE'S HEAD TIME!!!
Now that they have medical evidence that Shaw was injured, can someone contact Sky Sports and Tony Cottee in particular, and ask him to retract his comment about "players feigning injury to get the game stopped", when he was asked to report on why the Villa players were kicking off when the ref stopped the game. At no time, after the incident, did Cottee have the decency or character to acknowledge that, on this occasion he had called it wrong, and that Shaw had left the field on a stretcher. Come on Cortese, he has disrespected your team. HORSE'S HEAD TIME!!! Costa Baz
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3:55pm Mon 14 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

Yes, their manager would do better to analyse the madness of his players tackling, than worrying too much about one instant in the game. Their general recklessness was no doubt taken in context of said incident. In other words: serves you right, Villa!!
Yes, their manager would do better to analyse the madness of his players tackling, than worrying too much about one instant in the game. Their general recklessness was no doubt taken in context of said incident. In other words: serves you right, Villa!! batesieboy
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5:13pm Mon 14 Jan 13

aldermoorboy says...

Glad its no worse, sensible young man who has an exciting future.
Glad its no worse, sensible young man who has an exciting future. aldermoorboy
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5:51pm Mon 14 Jan 13

100%Saint says...

Team for Stamford Bridge
Kelv
Clyne Jos Maya Cork
Davis Spider
Gaston
Punch Rickie(c) J-Rod
Team for Stamford Bridge Kelv Clyne Jos Maya Cork Davis Spider Gaston Punch Rickie(c) J-Rod 100%Saint
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6:51pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Churchill Saint says...

The Villa fans were quiet throughout - except when Luke was injured, booing him for time wasting and the ref for stopping play. Disgraceful. I thought the ref missed a number of late tackles; not just the one on Luke (no free kick) but also ones on Gaston, Jay and Steeve. Anyhow justice prevailed; Saints won on and off the pitch. great day out
The Villa fans were quiet throughout - except when Luke was injured, booing him for time wasting and the ref for stopping play. Disgraceful. I thought the ref missed a number of late tackles; not just the one on Luke (no free kick) but also ones on Gaston, Jay and Steeve. Anyhow justice prevailed; Saints won on and off the pitch. great day out Churchill Saint
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7:30pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

3 Points we mugged the Villians!
3 Points we mugged the Villians! Fatty x Ford Worker
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8:47pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Tirau Dan says...

Disgusting that the foul play that brought this injury is not headline sports news...
Disgusting that the foul play that brought this injury is not headline sports news... Tirau Dan
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11:30pm Mon 14 Jan 13

St. Case says...

100%Saint wrote:
Team for Stamford Bridge
Kelv
Clyne Jos Maya Cork
Davis Spider
Gaston
Punch Rickie(c) J-Rod
Kelv for Boruc? Seriously, did you not see the Villa game? Kelv is no longer safe hands, and is not good enough for the PL.
[quote][p][bold]100%Saint[/bold] wrote: Team for Stamford Bridge Kelv Clyne Jos Maya Cork Davis Spider Gaston Punch Rickie(c) J-Rod[/p][/quote]Kelv for Boruc? Seriously, did you not see the Villa game? Kelv is no longer safe hands, and is not good enough for the PL. St. Case
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9:03am Tue 15 Jan 13

TheSaintsMan says...

I doubt we can get any points from the next three games. If we are lucky one perhaps.

Team v Chelsea
Boruc
Clyne Jos Maya Fox
Cork Spider
Gaston J-Rod Punch
Rickie (C)
I doubt we can get any points from the next three games. If we are lucky one perhaps. Team v Chelsea Boruc Clyne Jos Maya Fox Cork Spider Gaston J-Rod Punch Rickie (C) TheSaintsMan
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