Swansea recall injured Lita

Swansea have recalled Leroy Lita from his loan spell at Birmingham City after the striker suffered a thigh injury.

Last Updated: 12/11/12 at 15:24 Post Comment

Leroy Lita: Has been recalled by Swansea after suffering injury

Leroy Lita: Has been recalled by Swansea after suffering injury

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Lita joined the Blues on loan in September and scored three goals in 10 appearances for the Championship club.

However, his stint at St Andrew's has been cut short due to a niggling thigh problem, with the frontman to undergo rehabilitation in South Wales, the two clubs confirmed on Monday.

Swansea said on their official website: "Lita has been struggling with a nagging thigh injury and, with his three-month loan spell due to end in mid-December, both clubs agreed to the striker returning to Swansea for his rehabilitation.

"While both clubs are disappointed that the loan has been cut short, they have not ruled out the possibility of Lita returning to St Andrews for another loan spell in the future."

Meanwhile, Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung has been ruled out of this weekend's trip to Newcastle with an injury picked up in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Southampton.

A scan on Monday revealed South Korean Ki has suffered a hamstring tear and will be sidelined for seven to 10 days.

Bad news

"It's bad news but it's part of football. When it is only one or two weeks it is not too bad," manager Michael Laudrup told the South Wales Evening Post.

"With the experiences we have had this season with Neil (Taylor) and Kyle (Bartley), it's not that much.

"It's looking like maybe one or two games but we have to live with that. It gives chances to other people.

"Garry Monk has just played two and a bit games so that's why we say people have to be ready because suddenly you can be needed.

"With the number of games we play, you have to be ready."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company