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Jay Rodriguez | Forward

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 154

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Jay Rodriguez scored from the penalty spot in Southampton's 1-1 draw against Midtjylland.
The Southampton forward slotted in from a penalty to draw the match and give the Saints a chance at winning this match-up. They will have to go away from home and earn a win to go through, and that will prove difficult but not impossible. Rodriguez could start again this weekend but is not a sure option at this time. Aug 20 - 11:03 PM
Source: Daily Echo

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Jay Rodriguez started Southampton's first Premier League match of the season.

The forward missed the entirety of last season due to a severe knee injury and it's great to see him recover and play again. It will likely take Rodriguez a few weeks to get back to full speed but he definitely shouldn't be on any waiver wires and can be used in fantasy lineups as early as next week. Southampton look to have a potent attack this season and Rodriguez will be involved in goals as long as he stays on the pitch.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 9 - 7:24 PM

Jay Rodriguez put in a full shift and got on the score sheet late with a long-range strike to help Southampton earn a 1-1 draw with Espanyol.

With a couple of exceptions, Ronanld Koeman unsurprisingly named a much different XI than the one that took on Vitesse in Europa action on Thursday, and it was another chance for Rodriguez to show the ACL injury is completely behind him. The Saints conceded a goal in the first half but the defense were mistake free from then on. In the 85th minute, Espanyol were dispossessed in midfield and Rodriguez casually strolled toward the box before unleashing a well-struck blast from 25 yards out. It remains to be seen how soon Rodriguez can challenge for pitch time and with European competition, there is risk of rotation throughout the Southampton attack. He is certainly worth monitoring though. Cuco Martina and Steven Caulker were handed debuts today. Maya Yoshida is looking the favorite to partner Jose Fonte in Week 1, but be wary of Caulker. He will likely get a crack at some point.

Jay Rodriguez has looked very impressive in pre-season matches, especially considering he is coming off of an ACL injury.

Rodriguez missed the entirety of last season with the injury and had a number of set-backs that put his timetable back a few months. Despite that, he's looked great in his first few matches this season and he topped it off with a hat-trick yesterday in Southampton 10-0 rout of Quick 20. The opposition was well below Southampton's level but Rodriguez looked healthy and fit and it was encouraging to see him play a full match. If you don't believe us, you can see his third goal in the link below. It's also worth noting Rodriguez started next to Graziano Pelle and the duo seemed to be forming some good chemistry. Southampton has the potential for a lethal attack in the upcoming season.
Jul 22 - 2:40 PM

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez marked his comeback from a long-term knee injury by scoring twice during his 45-minute second half cameo in Austria.

The Saints took on RB Leipzig but despite losing by the odd-goal in 9 Ronald Koeman can take a number of positives from the opener. Rodriguez was playing for the first time since rupturing his ACL at the Etihad back in April, 2014 while debutants Juanmi and Cedric Soares were impressive throughout. Rodriguez came to prominence during the 2013/14 season netting 15 times from 30 starts – creating 20 chances - and became a surprise contender for the England World Cup squad before injury ended any hopes of travelling to Brazil. Definitely a player to watch over the coming weeks although at £7 million in the official game managers may want to consider similar priced options – Cisse [£6.5] and Sakho [£7.0] – before committing on a player who failed to play any BPL minutes last season.
Source: HITC Sport
Jul 9 - 1:04 PM

Jay Rodriguez is expected to make his long awaited return from injury next Wednesday when Southampton take on RasenBallsport Leipzig in their first pre-season game in Austria.

Rodriguez hasn’t featured since rupturing his ACL at the Etihad back in April 2014 and following his lengthy recovery the striker is believed to be ready for action. The return of Rodriguez will be a welcome boost for Koeman as the Saints look to build upon their success of last season. However Southampton will have to do it the hard way again following the exit of England international Nathaniel Clyne and the impending departure of Morgan Schneiderlin. Goalkeeper Fraser Forster will also remain out until the New Year as he continues his recovery from a patellar tendon rupture.
Source: Daily Echo
Jul 2 - 11:14 AM

Jay Rodriguez will travel with Southampton for the final match of the season but will not be in the match squad.

Rodriguez is still recovering from numerous set-backs of his ACL injury and will not feature for a single minute this season. His recovery from an ACL injury has been extremely problematic and has us worries more than usual about his long term recovery. Rodriguez will go into next season with lowered expectations so he can probably be had for cheaper in fantasy leagues. He is a high risk, high upside pick late in drafts.
Source: Ben
May 22 - 12:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez has signed a new four-year deal with Southampton, according to Amy Lewis from Sky Sports.

Rodriguez has missed the entire season with a torn ACL and has suffered numerous setbacks during his recovery. The injury is certainly bringing his value back as no one knows if he'll ever be the same player again and the chances of another club signing him to a big money contract were not big. Rodriguez is hoping to return this season but his ultimate goal should be to remain 100% healthy next year, when he'll have the chance to earn a role at his club again. He is an extremely risky fantasy option next season but provides a big upside.
May 12 - 9:57 AM

Jay Rodriguez will miss another four to five weeks as he recovers from knee surgery.

Rodriguez has had multiple setbacks as he is recovering from a torn ACL and he won't be a fantasy option this season. Even if he returns with a few games left, he is very unlikely to get full playing time as his conditioning has to be extremely low after being out for almost a year. He can be a dark-horse type of pick next season if he can remain healthy during the summer.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 2 - 1:55 PM

Rumors are out that Manchester City could make a bid on Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is still recovering from a set-back that he suffered in his recovery from a torn ACL but is supposed to return soon and there are questions about how he'd fit at Southampton. With the club employing Dusan Tadic, Shane Long, Sadio Mane, and newcomer Eljero Elia at Rodriguez's position, it's not out of the question that they may decide to cash in £20m for the forward.
Source: Daily Echo
Jan 14 - 12:26 PM

Jay Rodriguez has suffered a small setback in his recovery from an ACL tear and had to undergo a second operation.

The Southampton forward went through a fairly routine second operation to aid his rehab following ACL reconstruction. He had initially hoped to return in December but the operation now delays his return to the new year, likely sometime in January. This is concerning for Southampton fans but ACL surgeries have gone a long ways and Rodriguez has a great chance of recovery. He has been out since April 5th.
Source: DailyEcho
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Southampton have completed the signing of Italian striker Graziano Pelle from Feyenoord.

Pelle has established himself as a prolific scorer in Holland, scoring 55 goals in 65 games under current Southampton manager Ronald Koeman in the Eredivisie. Koeman has decided to bring his star man along for the Premier League ride and Pelle will have every opportunity to prove his worth. Southampton have no clear strikers and forward Jay Rodriguez is injured for the beginning of the season. Pelle can be a good fantasy choice for those looking outside of the ordinary, especially since he'll likely be available for a reduced price.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez's recovery from an ACL tear is going well and the Southampton forward is aiming to return in December.

Rodriguez is pleased with how his recovery has went thus far and says he wants to be fit to face his old club Burnley when Southampton face them in December. Rodriguez tore his ACL in April and the initial recovery timetable was set at around six months, consistent with his desired December return. Rodriguez was a big part of what Southampton did last season and he'll be relied upon even more this season, especially with the departure of Rickie Lambert.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Southampton have confirmed the fear that Jay Rodriguez has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Rodriguez fell down awkwardly in Southampton's match against Manchester City over the weekend and the initial fears were of a serious knee injury. The torn ACL is now confirmed and Rodriguez is set to miss around six months. He is out for the season and will not be in contention for a World Cup spot this summer. We wish Jay a speedy recovery. James Ward-Prowse replaced Rodriguez after the injury and he is expected to start Southampton's next match. Ward-Prowse is a capable fantasy contributor that only costs £ 7.92M. He can be worth the price when the matchup is right.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffered what looked like a serious knee injury in the defeat at Manchester City.

Rodriguez was in tears as he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher, clearly fearful that the injury could keep him out of this summer's World Cup. The striker - who has scored 17 goals this season - landed awkwardly on his right knee after leaping up in the air to control the ball midway through the first half and initial fears are he could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:49:00 AM