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Southampton rocked by Shane Long injury

Southampton striker Shane Long has been ruled out for six weeks with a punctured lung.

The Mirror says Long has dealt Southampton's Champions League qualification hopes a blow after being ruled out for six weeks with two broken ribs and a punctured lung.

Long suffered the injuries after colliding Crystal Palace's Joel Ward during Saints' 3-2 FA Cup fourth round defeat on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland international's absence leaves manager Ronald Koeman with Graziano Pelle as his only fit front-line striker.

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