Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has revealed that he is hoping to return to action in mid-May. The Republic of Ireland international has been on the sidelines with a hamstring injury since December. He was expected to return in February before then suffering another setback in what was a double blow for club and country.
Obafemi has managed to make six appearances in the Premier League this season but he admits he will not make anymore as he focuses on his recovery. The Dublin-born star told RTE: “There was surgery on the cards, but the way my hamstring is healing, they think surgery is not needed, so I am happy for that.
“When I come back from this injury in the middle of May, I am going to go away to a training camp to get myself as fit as possible, and make sure I can deal with the demands of pre-season to get back into the team. “I don’t think [the Ireland matches] have been taken off the table yet, but I think the main focus at the moment is pre-season.”