Shane Long Facing A Minimum Two-Week Lay-Off

Shane LongSouthampton have confirmed that Irish international Shane Long is facing a minimum two-week lay-off with an ankle ligament injury. The striker could be out of action for a month as a result of the knock that he suffered during Ireland’s Euro2016 qualifier loss to Poland on Sunday. With the first-leg of Ireland’s play-off tie set to take place in the second week of November, Long should return just in time to be involved in the two-leg tie.