Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez ruled out for six weeks with a leg injury

Gaston Ramirez: Out of action for six weeks

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Southampton have suffered an injury blow after record signing Gaston Ramirez was ruled out for around six weeks.

The Uruguay international suffered a dead leg in training and the thigh muscle later swelled up, causing him to spend time in hospital.

Saints manager Nigel Adkins will not take any chances with his £12m summer capture and the 21-year-old midfielder looks unlikely to play before December.

"I think six weeks is probably about right, but we'll see how he progresses through the rehab stages," Adkins said.

"If the time is from the medical department, it is from the date of original injury.

"He is showing good signs of recovery at this moment of time, but he won't be fit for the weekend."

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