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James Ward-Prowse suffers gruesome knee injury against Tottenham as Southampton team-mate Shane Long watches in horror

SHANE LONG reacted with horror as team-mate James Ward-Prowse suffered a nasty injury against Spurs on Wednesday evening.

The Euro 2020 hopeful required oxygen after being caught on the knee by Ryan Sessegnon in Saints' 3-2 defeat.

Team-mates rushed towards Ward-Prowse as he collapsed in agony on the pitch.

The midfielder, who was filling in at right-back in North London, clung onto Danny Ings due to the pain.

And Long was heard by TV mics exclaiming: "F**k me, you can see his f*****g bone."

Medics quickly came to Ward-Prowse's aid and provided him with oxygen on the sideline.

The ace was then stretchered off the field with the scores tied at 1-1.

And BT Sport claim there are fears from Southampton that Ward-Prowse has not only sustained a deep cut but ligament damage too.

Ward-Prowse’s set-back comes after high praise from manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

He said last month: “I think [being physical] is the biggest change in his game since I’m here.

“He was always a good player and had a fantastic right foot but never nobody saw him defending or winning balls like he does at the moment.

“This is maybe something he had to learn and he had to show me, he did it.

“After a few weeks when I was here I could see this transformation.

“In the modern game every player has to have everything.

“This is necessary, you cannot have any weakness and Prowsey is on the way to getting a full package.”

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