Southampton striker Armando Broja’s muscle injury is not as bad as first feared, and he should feature for Albania during this international break.

That’s according to Lapsi, who say that Southampton are optimistic about the nature of the injury picked up in Friday’s win over Aston Villa.

They explain that Broja picked up a ‘muscle injury’ in the 1-0 win when he came on as a substitute in the last 10 minutes.

That put his participation in this international break in doubt, with Southampton asking FSHF for time to do ‘necessary tests’ on the striker.

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That’s led to a delay in him joining the national team as they wait for the results to arrive, and talks between Albania and Southampton are ‘continuous’.

However, the good news is that the early signs are ‘very positive’, and the injury is not as bad as first thought. In fact, it appears the damage will only be ‘temporary’.

In fact, Albania’s press office have assured the website that Broja will be a part of the team for the games against England and Andorra, and he is expected to arrive in Tirana tomorrow.

In the worst-case scenario, for example, should the tests at Southampton reveal something more; he will instead join the national team in London for their clash at Wembley.

Either way, it seems things are looking positive, and Southampton have no reason to fear they’ll be without their striker for an extended period of time.