Ross Stewart, the former Sunderland striker, faces another setback in his stint with Southampton, missing their recent 1-0 victory against Bristol City due to injury.
Since his summer move from Sunderland, the 27-year-old has been plagued by setbacks, initially recovering from an Achilles injury sustained in January while playing for the Black Cats.
Having made only two substitute appearances for Southampton against West Brom and Huddersfield this month, Stewart encountered a fresh issue during the game against Huddersfield over the weekend. Southampton’s manager, Russell Martin, provided an update, stating, “With Ross, he’s had a bit of a setback from the game on Saturday. We are assessing that currently, and by the time I speak to you guys on Friday, we will have a better understanding of the situation.”
While the extent of the injury remains uncertain, Martin expressed a less optimistic outlook at the moment, emphasizing that it’s not as severe as his previous injury but is an expected part of the recovery process. Southampton’s recent form, garnering 13 points in their last five league games and securing fourth place in the Championship, contrasts with their earlier 5-0 defeat to Sunderland.
As they prepare for a Saturday match against Cardiff, Stewart’s presence in the squad remains doubtful, pending further evaluation on Friday.