Southampton defender Cedric Soares posted on his official Twitter account that he is set to miss the “next few games” after going off injured in the 1-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Saints fans were quick to respond to the update.
The Portugal international started in a right wing-back role against the Premier League holders, but he was replaced by Mario Lemina in the 17th minute after picking up an injury following a challenge by Blues captain Gary Cahill.
The 26-year-old had already missed the games against Bournemouth and Arsenal earlier in December with a hamstring problem, and his latest message suggests he will miss the games against Huddersfield Town, Tottenham Hotspur and potentially Manchester United too over the festive period.
Southampton supporters took to social media to respond to Cedric’s post, and while one said they were “gutted”, another said “we need you back as soon as possible”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Gutted for you Cedric, hope for a speedy recovery 💪🏻🔴⚪️😇
— Arthur (@ArthurCogger) December 18, 2017
Come back soon! Think your one of the few that's improved on last season. Lykke til! 🇳🇴
— Norwegian Saint (@NorwegianSaint) December 18, 2017
Aaaah Cedric, that’s harsh, really sorry to hear this, wish you a speedy and good recovery and look forward to seeing you back soon! Make the best of your Christmas 😃
— saints fan (@SailorGirl30) December 18, 2017
Hope the recovery goes well. We need you back as soon as possible.
— Nipper H (@kev_hayter) December 18, 2017
Get well soon
— Anthony Gore (@anthonygore2) December 18, 2017
Gutted! Rest and come back stronger. Enjoy Christmas with your family.
— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) December 18, 2017
hope you recover soon, big man. we need you on the pitch!
— Oz Arnold (@Oz9650) December 18, 2017
Get better soon we need you back asap!
— Br0wn1e5 (@Br0wn1e5) December 19, 2017
Get fit soon Céd, we are not the same without you! #saintsfc
— The Southampton Way (@SouthamptonWay) December 19, 2017