Swansea suffer Bony blow

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has revealed that Wilfried Bony is to be sidelined for 'several weeks' after picking up a knock against Valencia.

Last Updated: 29/11/13 at 06:58 Post Comment

Wilfried Bony: Suffered a hamstring injury against Valencia

Wilfried Bony: Suffered a hamstring injury against Valencia

The Ivorian striker, the Swans' record signing, suffered a hamstring injury while on Europa League duty on Thursday.

He was forced out of the action at the Liberty Stadium shortly before half-time, preventing him from helping the hosts to offer a response to a Dani Parejo strike - which proved to be the match-winner.

Bony pulled up clutching the back of his right leg after chasing a long ball.

His absence heading into the busy festive period will be keenly felt by Swansea, with Laudrup already shorn of the services of Spanish hit-man Michu due to an ankle complaint.

He said on Bony the defeat to Valencia: "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."

Difficult

Defeat for the Swans on home soil prevented them from booking their place in the last-32, but Laudrup claims taking matters to the final round of fixtures offers no great concern.

"I know in European competition you have to play until the last game and I knew from the beginning that it would be very difficult," he said.

"Today we saw a Kuban side who everyone thought was the weakest in the group win 4-0 at home against St Gallen.

"It is not easy and you have to play until the last game.

"Tonight I think Valencia were the better team in the first half and dominated in midfield, not that they created many chances.

"We had a disallowed goal but Alvaro (Vazquez) was at least one yard onside.

"In the second half we took over and had three or four chances but had one saved on the line and couple of others that very close.

"Maybe we will have to get that last point in Switzerland."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham strike deal for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Montpellier for defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, according to the French club.

Transfer news: Chelsea confirm agreement with AC Milan for two-year Fernando Torres loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will have a medical at AC Milan on Saturday ahead of an agreed two-year loan deal.

Europa League: Roberto Martinez happy Everton start and finish at home

Roberto Martinez is happy with the way the fixtures have worked out for Everton in their tough Europa League draw.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property