Injury updates Cardiff, Sunderland, Swansea, Wales

Cardiff

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has admitted that the club’s record signing, Andreas Cornelius, is working with physios but is not close to making a return to the side.

Mackay said

Andreas is working with the physios, but is not close to playing yet. His is getting through individual work.

Cornelius is suffering from what has been described as a persistent ankle injury however at the end of September Mackay admitted that he player was close to a return to the first team however he also stated that he was prepared to be cautious in order to avoid further problems later on.

Sunderland

Sundelrand goalkeeper Kieren Westwood has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad. The stopper will undergo treatment for a shoulder injury.

Swansea

Swansea’s Ben Davies is out of the Wales squad after the defender picked up a hamstring injury. Manager Michael Laudrup admitted that the full-back will undergo a scan today [Monday] to determine the extent of the problem.

Laudrup said

It seems like Ben Davies got injured in the last ten minutes

“It’s his hamstring and we are hoping it’s just a strain, so he will be out for two or three weeks.

“I hope not, but we will see tomorrow. He will miss them (Wales qualifiers) and maybe one or two games for us.

“He will have a scan and then we will know.”

Wales

Wales will also be without Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Liverpool’s Joe Allen, Brighton’s Andrew Crofts and Celtic’s Joe Ledley for their World Cup qualifying matches.

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Lee Hurley

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