Saturday 7 December 2019

Amat blow for Swansea

Jordi Amat has suffered an untimely injury
Jordi Amat has suffered an untimely injury

Swansea defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering knee ligament damage.

The Spaniard sustained the injury during the 4-2 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday and was replaced at half-time by Argentina centre-back Federico Fernandez.

Amat underwent a scan on Sunday and saw a consultant the following day, with the results confirming a strained lateral ligament and ruling him out until the end of October.

The 22-year-old has started all four of Swansea's Barclays Premier League matches to date but his injury will now allow Fernandez to establish a central defensive partnership with captain Ashley Williams.

Fernandez, who played four times for Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, has only made one start for Swansea since his £8million move from Napoli last month, the Capital One Cup home victory over Rotherham.

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