Saints ace hails knee surgery

Southampton defender Jeremy Pied has confirmed that the operation on his cruciate knee ligament injury has been ‘successful’.

Southampton: Saints ace hails knee surgerySouthampton: Saints ace hails knee surgery

The 27-year-old right-back was drafted in on a two-year contract from Nice earlier this summer and was due to act as competition for Cedric Soares at St Mary’s this season.

However, Pied’s free transfer move turned into a nightmare last month when he suffered a serious knee injury in training at Staplewood and he has subsequently been ruled out for at least six months.

The injury meant Cuco Martina’s proposed switch to Everton was cancelled and he will stay put on the south coast while Pied continues his rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, Pied has given a positive update after going under the knife with a surgeon in Monaco.

Pied wrote in a statement on Twitter: “Little message to announce [to] you my knee operation is successful, doctor Bernard Schlatterer operated [on] me the last Monday at ‘lM2S Monaco Clinic’.

“Until today everything’s okay. So 1st step is okay, now I begin my rehabilitation before to come back in England next week. Thank you.”

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