Rodriguez's World Cup hopes in doubt after being stretchered off during Manchester City clash

The England international landed awkwardly after jumping for the ball on 26 minutes and was taken from the field with his knee in a brace to the visible concern of team-mates
Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez's hopes of making England's World Cup squad have been thrown into serious doubt after he was stretchered off with a knee injury during his side's clash with Manchester City.

In front of the watching Roy Hodgson the 24-year-old, who has scored 15 Premier League goals this season, landed awkwardly after jumping for the ball after 26 minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

Team-mates and fans watched on with concern as a distraught Rodriguez's right leg was put in a knee brace before he was taken from the field to a sympathetic ovation from the Etihad Stadium crowd.

England Under-21 international James Ward-Prowse came on to replace the injured Rodriguez.

Rodriguez has made one appearance for the senior England side, in a friendly defeat to Chile at Wembley in November.