Adam Lallana helped by break

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: December 11 2012, 9:47 GMT

Nigel Adkins admits Southampton's two-week break from playing has given Adam Lallana the chance to return from injury without missing a game.

Adam Lallana: Injured in win against Reading
Adam Lallana: Injured in win against Reading

Adam Lallana

20. Adam Lallana

Title Number
Appearances 32 (4)
Goals 10
Assists 8
Yellows 4
Reds 0
*Current Season

Lallana picked up a knee injury during last weekend's win over Reading and the club are sweating over the full extent of the problem.

Southampton do not have a game until December 22 when Sunderland visit St Mary's, giving Lallana extra time to recover from the injury, and Adkins is hoping his skipper will be able to make a speedy recovery.

"We will assess the injury in the next few days but the good news is that we do not have a match now until December 22 so he has extra time to recover," said Adkins.

"Had there been a game this weekend, who knows? Adam's knee is immobilised and we will see how he gets on."

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