It was feared that Clasie would be out for a couple of weeks but Koeman has now revealed that the injury is not as bad as first anticipated and the Dutch midfielder could recover in time to line up for the Saints in the league opener against the Magpies at St James' Park on Sunday.
Koeman said: "It's positive. It looks positive. He's not really for a long time out and maybe he will be available next week but we have to wait for that."
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