Bony blow for Swansea

Swansea were hit with some bad news after their Europa League tie against Valencia on Thursday evening after learning that forward Wilfried Bony would be sidelined for ‘several week’s’ after he picked up a hamstring injury.

Limping off just before half-time, Bony had pulled up clutching the back of his right leg – the classic tell-tale sign of a player who has a hamstring problem.

While it is still too early to tell the severity of the hamstring problem, Swans manager Michael Laudrup said that it could be serious, and with Michu also sidelined, the injury will hit Swansea doubly hard.

Speaking after the game Laudrup said

“It could be quite a serious one. We’ll have to wait two or three days until we get a scan but unfortunately we are talking several weeks.

“It is a blow but that’s how it is. You have to accept it and when you have a lot of games this is a possibility.

“Let’s see what happens with Michu in the next week or so.”

Defender Angel Rangel also suffered a calf injury during the game however this is not expected to be serious.

Swansea lost the game on the evening 1-0 due to a Daniel Parejo strike meaning that their bid to make the knock-out phase of the tournament will rest on their final group game.

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Lee Hurley

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