Michu injury not as bad as feared

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup revealed that striker Michu’s ankle injury was not as bad as first feared however he believes the next 24 hours will be crucial in determining how long the Spanish forward is likely to be out for.

Speaking after their game against Reading, Laudrup said

“I talked to the doctor and physio after the game and they said the [Michu’s] ligaments should be ok.

“His ankle is twice as big now.

“The doctors and the physios say it shouldn’t be the ligaments, which is the most important thing.

“The next question is ‘will he play on Saturday?’ I don’t know. We will have to wait 24 hours.

“Hopefully it is not too bad. It is not a muscle injury but still we have to be careful. He has to be 100 per cent.”

Michu was replaced late in to the game after suffering what was initially feared to be ankle ligament damage which would have meant a lengthy lay-off for the Premier League’s joint top scorer. However, although Swansea are still waiting for swelling to go down before they can get a definitive diagnosis, the fact that the doctors believe that it is not ligament damage will come as a great relief.

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Lee Hurley

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