Dyer requires further scans

Swansea winger Nathan Dyer may not have suffered a fractured ankle as first feared in his side's 1-1 draw with Norwich.

Last Updated: 16/12/13 at 19:06 Post Comment

Nathan Dyer: Swansea winger taken to hospital with suspected fractured ankle

Nathan Dyer: Swansea winger taken to hospital with suspected fractured ankle

More of the games that matter

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

Dyer was rushed to hospital after he was carried off shortly before half-time at Carrow Road, but subsequent tests appear to reveal no break.

Swansea's Twitter feed revealed on Sunday evening: "Initial X-ray shows no obvious break to Dyer's ankle. However, he will have further scans (Monday) before final diagnosis."

The 26-year-old, who lobbed John Ruddy to score the opening goal, sustained the injury during a hefty challenge from Sebastien Bassong.

Bassong clattered into the back of Dyer when challenging for a header and the Swansea player's right ankle gave way on landing.

Dyer was administered oxygen and his leg put in a brace by medics on the pitch before he was stretchered off and taken to hospital.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup told Sky Sports after the final whistle: "When something happens like that, we know it's serious.

"We hope it's not that serious. He's gone to hospital.

"There were very, very bad memories when it happened just a year ago to Neil Taylor, who was on the bench today.

"Let's cross our fingers and hope it's not that bad.

"We have to wait first and have an X-ray, then an MRI scan, then we'll know for sure."

Dyer's injury promises to add to Swansea's woes, with Alejandro Vazquez, Leon Britton, Garry Monk and Chico Flores currently sidelined.

Laudrup was happy that striker Michu was able to complete most of the game, however, and hoped that his injured stars would soon return.

He added: "Leon Britton is coming back, while Chico is not too bad. Some go, some come, but of course, the injury of Nathan today is different. It seems a little more serious, so fingers crossed.

"It's definitely not good, but no-one knows how bad it is. He left immediately for the X-ray, but we'll have to wait a couple of days.

"I'd rather wait to make any comments because I'm not a doctor, so let's hope. It will be bad, but there's a difference of five weeks or five months, maybe."

Both sets of supporters applauded the former Southampton trainee as he was carried away.

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

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