Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Swansea

Monday, 11 May 2015, 20:00

Barclays Prem

The Liberty Stadium

Last Game

Swansea 2 - 0 Stoke

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Vorm to have knee operation

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm is to undergo surgery after suffering further discomfort from his long-standing knee injury in the 1-1 draw at Norwich last Saturday.

Last Updated: 19/12/13 at 10:24 Post Comment

Michel Vorm: Swansea goalkeeper to undergo surgery

Michel Vorm: Swansea goalkeeper to undergo surgery

More of the games that matter

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

Swans manager Michael Laudrup revealed earlier this month that the Holland international needed to have an operation and that he expected the 30-year-old to be out for four to five weeks following the procedure.

The Dane had hoped Vorm would be able to last out until January but it has now been decided he will have an operation on Thursday, with Gerhard Tremmel poised to take over in goal again over the festive period.

A statement on the club's official website said: "Michel Vorm is set to go under the surgeon's knife today (Thursday) to rectify a long-standing knee problem.

"The Swans had hoped the Dutch keeper would battle through until January, but after suffering more problems against Norwich City last Sunday, it was decided that the injury could not be managed any longer.

"Surgeons will explore the knee before carrying out work on clearing any loose ligaments and fragments of bone, and a diagnosis on the length of time he will be sidelined depends on the scale of the operation."

Better injury news for Swansea is that midfielder Leon Britton and defender Chico Flores should be available to face Everton at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Britton was back in training on Wednesday following a broken toe which has seen him miss the last five games.

Flores, who has now served a one-match ban, was also back on the training ground this week following a knee complaint.

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

wexford_blue
We're Not All Jealous Guys...

I

s it the same people that complain about Chelsea that complain about Mayweather? You should by now know what to expect from both, if you can't appreciate how good they are at nullifying their opponents then don't watch them.

Noz2k
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

I

do concede though, that getting rid of Luiz has made them less entertaining. In the same way that driving with both eyes open is less exciting, but probably a good idea.

megabrow (cufc)
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

Footer 365

Kenny Miller said Rangers have to improve on form against Queen of the South

Kenny Miller said Rangers have to “get to grips” with play-off opponents Queen of the South if they are to progress.

Juan Mata worried Liverpool could catch Manchester United

Juan Mata admits Manchester United risk being caught by Liverpool if they cannot end their poor run of form.

Juventus v Real Madrid preview: Andrea Pirlo full of respect for Real

Andrea Pirlo has described Champions League semi-final opponents Real Madrid as the "most important club" in the world.

Mail Box

Blaming Van Gaal For United Slump...

Wayne Rooney in midfield, the same balls aimed at Marouane Fellaini...Louis van Gaal has to find a solution. And a Burnley fan embraces relegation...

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

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