We compile the best reaction from Saints fans on Twitter to Jay Rodriguez's latest injury set-back.
Southampton supporters have been left disappointed by the news that Jay Rodriguez has suffered a set-back on his return from injury.
Rodriguez has been ruled out for the entirety of the campaign so far with a long-term knee injury, but his recovery is still some way off.
Initially estimates suggested that the 25-year-old could be back by the new-year, but these seem optimistic now with the former Burnley man not expected to make his return until February at the earliest.
It is a major blow to Southampton as Rodriguez remains one of their key players. The powerful forward scored 15 Premier League goals last season and they have missed his threat this time around.
More cynical fans have looked at the update and suggested their lack of surprise by it, though. Rodriguez has been heavily linked with a move away from St. Mary's, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly interested, but his injury now keeps him out for the entirety of the upcoming transfer window, making a switch unlikely.
It is one positive to come out of the news, but Southampton fans will be hoping that Rodriguez is back to full-fitness soon enough and that he suffers no further set-backs on his long-road to recovery.
Here is the some of the reaction from Southampton fans to Rodriguez's injury set-back on social media site Twitter.
Feel so bad for Jay Rod keeps getting closer to fitness and then gets another setback #saintsfc— Jamie Bedford (@Saintsfan4eva) December 19, 2014
Gutted to hear about Jay Rod's injury setback. Goes to show how ridiculous speculation linking him with a January move was #saintsfc— Martin Tooth (@Toothy73) December 19, 2014
Jay Rod out for another 6 weeks. So he will be back just after transfer winow shuts. Perfect timing Saints?— Jimmy Le Hat (@Jimmystockdale) December 19, 2014
Shame about Jay Rod's set back, hope he comes back the same player.— Home & Away Saint (@Saintmike_sfc) December 19, 2014
I said a while back I wouldn't be surprised if Jay Rod stayed 'out' until Feb, keeps the January vultures away... #saintsfc— Danta Claus (@my_nameis_dan) December 19, 2014
Jay Rodriguez another setback? That sucks. One of my favourite players. #SaintsFC— Basel Arti (@Aritonian) December 19, 2014
Absolutely gutted for Jay Rodriguez. Sensational young player who just needs time on the pitch again.— Tom Holmes (@TomHolmes19) December 19, 2014
Gutted that jay rodriguez is out for another six weeks— Ryan Wilson (@RyanWilson543) December 19, 2014