Bazunu to be out for "nine to ten months"

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Southampton manager Russell Martin offered an update on goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who will be out for the long term with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The 22-year-old was replaced in the starting eleven late on before Tuesday's clash with Preston at St Mary's, having injured himself during the warm-ups.

"Gavin had an operation yesterday," said manager Russell Martin. "He's ruptured his Achilles tendon so it was as bad as we feared. He will be out for around 9 to 10 months.

"I spoke to him before the operation and he wasn’t in a good place but last night he was way more positive. We will rally behind him. We’re really devastated for Gav. But he’ll get through it and be stronger for it. We look forward to seeing him on Monday.

"Gavin has had a huge setback, there will be some dark and lonely moments over the next 10 months. We will support him and get around him."

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