Jeremy Pied hails his operation as a success

Saints star Pied is positive after his recent knee surgery.

Jeremy Pied hails his operation as a success
Saints star "sucessfull operation" | photo: Twitter

Southampton’s new boy Jeremy Pied has updated fans on his recovery from injury in a recent statement released on Twitter.

The former Nice and Lyon midfielder has revealed that he is on his way to recovery after a successful operation on his knee.

Devastating blow

Saints signed the French full-back after he was released at the end of last season by Ligue 1 side Nice, signing for the new Southampton boss Claude Puel during the summer.

Pied in action before his injury setback. Photo: SaintsFC
Pied in action before his injury setback. Photo: SaintsFC

He was signed as cover for Cedric Soares at the start of August, but his anticipated start had turned into a nightmare after snapping his cruciate ligament during training at Staplewood which will leave him out of the squad for at least six months.

Scans confirmed Saints biggest fear that the 27-year-old would have to go under the knife to fix the season-ending injury which has now been done in Monaco.

Strenuous process

The Frenchman has also announced his start to the long process of rehabilitation and his return to England next week.

In a statement released via Twitter Pied said in a “Little message" to fans that his operation had been "successful". Doctor Bernard Schlatterer operated on the 27-year-old on Monday. 

Up until now, everything has gone to plan for the player and no concerns from the doctors as the “first step” has been successful.

Due to the untimely injury, Saints were in a panic to search for a new right-back before the transfer window closed, however, the deadline came and went and Puel was unable to bring in someone to replace Pied in the defensive back line.

Sources suggested that Cuco Martina could have made the switch to Everton, but because there Puel was unsuccessful in the market, Curacao international Martina had to stay at St Mary’s.