Football: Saints Defender Pied Faces Knee Surgery

Football: Saints defender Pied faces knee surgery

LONDON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -29th Augst,2016) : Southampton defender Jeremy Pied revealed on Monday he will have surgery on a knee ligament injury. Pied has played just 11 minutes as a substitute since joining the Premier League club from French side Nice during the close-season. The 27-year-old faces an extended spell on the sidelines after revealing on Twitter the extent of the damage.

"I can confirm the bad news for my knee - I need an operation," Pied tweeted. "It's hard to digest but it's a trial to overcome.

I'm determined to give all my energy to come back as soon as possible on the pitch." Pied's injury could cast doubt over the future of fellow Southampton full-back Cuco Martina. The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Everton to be reunited with former Saints boss Ronald Koeman, but may now be required to stay at St Mary's.