Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has revealed that striker Wilfried Bony is expected to be missing for a number of weeks after suffering an injury in the Premier League club’s Europa League defeat against Valencia, Sky
Bony had to be withdrawn just before half-time and without him Swansea were unable to peg back the Spanish side, who won 1-0 through a Dani Parejo goal. The result leaves the Swans second in Group A, four points adrift of Valencia with one round of games to play. They are three points clear of Kuban Krasnodar ahead of their final group game, away at St. Gallen on December 12.
The injury to Bony – who was favouring the back of his right leg – comes at a difficult time for Laudrup, who has also lost the services of Spain international forward Michu. “It could be quite a serious one,” Laudrup said of Bony’s injury.
“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,” the manager continued. “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.”
Bony, Swansea’s club record signing, has scored 10 goals in 20 games under Laudrup since arriving at the Liberty Stadium from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem. His last goals, a brace, came in the 3-3 home draw with Stoke City.
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