Thanks panjandrum,It's not what I would call a comma splice (two independent clauses separated by a comma, no conjunction) but I don't see what purpose a comma would serve here.
That may be the intention, but that is not the purpose of a comma. There should be no comma after the subject if it is directly followed by the verb, as in this case. The comma is incorrect. A comma, as is the case in this sentence, might appear after the subject if the sentence is interrupted, but there is no interruption in your example.Thanks panjandrum,
I assume the comma here indicates the end of the noun clause.