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Swansea & Southampton’s FA Cup injury blows

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Two of the current members of the Premier League’s bottom three suffered injury setbacks on Saturday.

Swansea travelled to Notts County in the FA Cup, while Southampton took on Watford at St Mary’s.

Swansea are just three points from safety following their recent win over Liverpool. While Southampton are just one point away from escaping the drop zone.

Swansea lose Renato Sanches

A rough season for Renato Sanches continued on Saturday in the FA Cup.

The Portuguese European Championship winner has struggled to impress in his season-long loan move from Bayern Munich.

Sanches was picked to start for Carlos Carvahal in a rotated XI vs Notts County. But Sanches had to exit the match after just 32 minutes, replaced by South Korean Sung-Yueng Ki.

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Sanches limped out of the game with what looked like a hamstring injury.

That could mean Sanches misses the next two to three weeks of action for Swansea.

Meanwhile, Swansea will need to face Notts County in a replay after a 1-1 draw.

Southampton lose Ryan Bertrand

Southampton are sweating on the fitness of one of their best players: left-back Ryan Bertrand.

Bertrand is often one of the Southampton’s most affective attacking outlets, and the England international is a much needed figure as the Saints look to stay up.

But Bertrand had to leave Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Watford before the break with a knock.

Bertrand limped out of the game with an lower leg injury.

For the record, Southampton beat Watford 1-0. Jack Stephens scored the only goal of the game after just four minutes.

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