Boruc injury worry

Artur Boruc

Artur Boruc

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Saints are anxiously waiting to assess star keeper Artur Boruc after the Polish stopper missed tonight's game against England with a hamstring strain.

Boruc sustained the injury during Poland’s defeat against Ukraine on Friday.

According to Polish media at Wembley the injury is a strain rather than any significant damage, but he must now be rated as a doubt to line up for Saints against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The good news for Saints is that Boruc’s problem was recognised by his country who decided against playing him and risking the injury becoming a full tear that could have sidelined him for weeks, instead leaving him on the bench and starting Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny/ Saints will though have to make a similar call themselves.

Boruc has been in sparkling form this season as Saints have amassed a hugely impressive defensive record of conceding just two goals in their first seven Premier League games.

With a trip to Old Trafford on the cards Mauricio Pochettino would no doubt hope to have his number one available.

However, he and his staff must also assess the potential damage a worsening of the injury could entail.

Kelvin Davis will be on stand-by to deputise and make his first Premier League appearance of the season should Boruc fail to make it.

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9:28pm Tue 15 Oct 13

hedge end bob says...

Not good news for us. Really fancied our chances against utd this week end. Will have too settle for the draw now.
Not good news for us. Really fancied our chances against utd this week end. Will have too settle for the draw now. hedge end bob
  • Score: 4

9:40pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Just another reader says...

Sounds like Artur knows what's what and didn't want to risk a real injury in a non important game! He will play Saturday, we will win 2-1.
Sounds like Artur knows what's what and didn't want to risk a real injury in a non important game! He will play Saturday, we will win 2-1. Just another reader
  • Score: 9

9:56pm Tue 15 Oct 13

miltonnroad76 says...

Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.
Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top. miltonnroad76
  • Score: -11

10:10pm Tue 15 Oct 13

GoreySaint says...

"Boruc sustained the injury during Poland’s win over Ukraine on Friday."

Really? They beat Ukraine? #sloppyjournalism
"Boruc sustained the injury during Poland’s win over Ukraine on Friday." Really? They beat Ukraine? #sloppyjournalism GoreySaint
  • Score: 16

10:17pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Baddesley Bill says...

miltonnroad76 wrote:
Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.
Very harsh...how exactly do you persuade quality premier standard players to come in as stand bys?
[quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.[/p][/quote]Very harsh...how exactly do you persuade quality premier standard players to come in as stand bys? Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 13

10:18pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Buddy SFC says...

AB may be the best keeper in the Prem but Kelvin was excellent against Bristol City , key difference is KD's distribution which is no where near as strong as AB's ............

2 Top keepers , lucky us !
AB may be the best keeper in the Prem but Kelvin was excellent against Bristol City , key difference is KD's distribution which is no where near as strong as AB's ............ 2 Top keepers , lucky us ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 11

10:21pm Tue 15 Oct 13

DisplacedFan says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
miltonnroad76 wrote:
Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.
Very harsh...how exactly do you persuade quality premier standard players to come in as stand bys?
By paying the kind of salary Chelsea offer, but we are not in that league, yet. Pound for pound, we are the best team in te Premier League.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.[/p][/quote]Very harsh...how exactly do you persuade quality premier standard players to come in as stand bys?[/p][/quote]By paying the kind of salary Chelsea offer, but we are not in that league, yet. Pound for pound, we are the best team in te Premier League. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 8

10:23pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
AB may be the best keeper in the Prem but Kelvin was excellent against Bristol City , key difference is KD's distribution which is no where near as strong as AB's ............

2 Top keepers , lucky us !
Kelvin is a great second choice but Boruc is out and out first choice. Not so sure about Boruc's distribution, he had a top game against Swansea but a lot of his kicks went straight in to touch, his throwing is outstanding though.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: AB may be the best keeper in the Prem but Kelvin was excellent against Bristol City , key difference is KD's distribution which is no where near as strong as AB's ............ 2 Top keepers , lucky us ![/p][/quote]Kelvin is a great second choice but Boruc is out and out first choice. Not so sure about Boruc's distribution, he had a top game against Swansea but a lot of his kicks went straight in to touch, his throwing is outstanding though. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 8

10:40pm Tue 15 Oct 13

derek james says...

england can count themselves lucky big artur was not in goal
england can count themselves lucky big artur was not in goal derek james
  • Score: 19

11:10pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Malcombe says...

Let us all hope Artur is fit because he is a fantastic Keeper, this season he's been outstanding and helped to get Saints where they are in the league and not to undermine Kelvin he too is a fantastic Keeper, all the Players are fantastic Players, many world class with good pace and skills more than good enough to play in the Premier League and Europe, what a fantastic Team Saints have this season and not forgetting the fantastic Chairman, fantastic Manager and his Team of Coaches and all the fantastic Staff they are all FANTASTIC COYR
Let us all hope Artur is fit because he is a fantastic Keeper, this season he's been outstanding and helped to get Saints where they are in the league and not to undermine Kelvin he too is a fantastic Keeper, all the Players are fantastic Players, many world class with good pace and skills more than good enough to play in the Premier League and Europe, what a fantastic Team Saints have this season and not forgetting the fantastic Chairman, fantastic Manager and his Team of Coaches and all the fantastic Staff they are all FANTASTIC COYR Malcombe
  • Score: 5

11:18pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Wayne marchant says...

There's a video on youtube where he's training with the Polish team and playing outfield he scores an amazing goal with a scissor kick. This is the most likely cause of his injury.
There's a video on youtube where he's training with the Polish team and playing outfield he scores an amazing goal with a scissor kick. This is the most likely cause of his injury. Wayne marchant
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Tue 15 Oct 13

Tony in Liberia says...

When Davis looked dodgy last year, it was during the time when the whole defence was a bit dodgy. Now that the men in front of him have tightened up, Davis should begin to look better. He's always been an excellent shot-stopper, but his failing was in trying to control the back line. Now that the back line don't need so much control, he should be ok. Obviously I'd love to have Artur back safe & sound, but if not, I'm hay enough with KD.
When Davis looked dodgy last year, it was during the time when the whole defence was a bit dodgy. Now that the men in front of him have tightened up, Davis should begin to look better. He's always been an excellent shot-stopper, but his failing was in trying to control the back line. Now that the back line don't need so much control, he should be ok. Obviously I'd love to have Artur back safe & sound, but if not, I'm hay enough with KD. Tony in Liberia
  • Score: 10

12:56am Wed 16 Oct 13

SaintinCanada says...

Where's THE BOORER? Solent Interiors recommended him for the GK coach position.........did
n't they?
Where's THE BOORER? Solent Interiors recommended him for the GK coach position.........did n't they? SaintinCanada
  • Score: 2

4:29am Wed 16 Oct 13

Rising_Son says...

miltonnroad76 wrote:
Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.
At the end of last season, the defence was pretty solid.
[quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: Our squad aint big enuff..injurys to boruc shaw or lovren will result in davis fox and hoovelt playing and they are liabilties..need to strengthen to compete at the top.[/p][/quote]At the end of last season, the defence was pretty solid. Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

11:14am Wed 16 Oct 13

Dickosfc says...

Just another reader wrote:
Sounds like Artur knows what's what and didn't want to risk a real injury in a non important game! He will play Saturday, we will win 2-1.
I think this is spot on! If he had been injured he wouldn't have even made the subs bench.
[quote][p][bold]Just another reader[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Artur knows what's what and didn't want to risk a real injury in a non important game! He will play Saturday, we will win 2-1.[/p][/quote]I think this is spot on! If he had been injured he wouldn't have even made the subs bench. Dickosfc
  • Score: 2

12:20pm Wed 16 Oct 13

SFC4EVA says...

SaintinCanada wrote:
Where's THE BOORER? Solent Interiors recommended him for the GK coach position.........did

n't they?
Pretty sure Solent Interiors have gone bust!
[quote][p][bold]SaintinCanada[/bold] wrote: Where's THE BOORER? Solent Interiors recommended him for the GK coach position.........did n't they?[/p][/quote]Pretty sure Solent Interiors have gone bust! SFC4EVA
  • Score: 2

4:05pm Wed 16 Oct 13

willygetaway says...

anybody got a spare manure ticket ?
anybody got a spare manure ticket ? willygetaway
  • Score: -2

6:33pm Wed 16 Oct 13

warrens 76 says...

willygetaway wrote:
anybody got a spare manure ticket ?
Welll you ask thaaat..no I have'nt now bugger off having ignored my phone call!
[quote][p][bold]willygetaway[/bold] wrote: anybody got a spare manure ticket ?[/p][/quote]Welll you ask thaaat..no I have'nt now bugger off having ignored my phone call! warrens 76
  • Score: 2

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