Swansea City defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his metatarsal. His injury means manager Garry Monk is thin on options in his defence ahead of their next Premier League game to come against Arsenal, reports Sky Sports.
The Spaniard has been a bit-part for the Welsh club this season, and has hardly featured in 2015. When he has played he’s struggled, but in recent weeks has been filling a void with injuries to key players in the City backline. Amat has made only seven Premier League starts for Garry Monk’s side and leaves the young boss with few options in his absence.
Amat, 23, played a full 90 minutes in Swansea’s 3-2 away win against Newcastle United last month, but is now out of action for the rest of the season. He underwent a scan recently which confirmed the news about the broken bone in his foot.
Monk had been forced to recall defenders Dwight Tiendalli and Jazz Richards from loan spells with Middlesbrough and Fulham respectively to cover for their injury woes, but they will be without their versatile defender until the new campaign.
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