Photo: Big boost for Southampton as Jay Rodriguez confirms return to training

The England international has been out since October.

It is currently transfer deadline day which means plenty of other non-transfer related stories go out of the window.

But Southampton fans, whose club have been quiet today, will be pleased to see this picture shared on Twitter.

That is of course Jay Rodriguez and the England international has took a major step in his recovery from yet another injury problem.

J-Rod has not featured for Southampton since October after picking up an injury that required ankle surgery in a fixture with Leicester City.

The latest injury setback came after a horrific knee injury curtailed his career when he seemed destined for stardom.

Rodriguez missed all of last season with a nasty knee ligament problem, just when it looked like the former Burnley man was on the cusp of a place in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

This ankle injury and his difficulty in recovering from it has certainly seen some doubt his future in the game.

But if he can get back to fighting fitness and his best form then the sky is the limit for the Southampton talent.

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