Swansea City left back Neil Taylor has suffered a fractured ankle after a collision with Craig Gardner in the Swans’ home draw with Sunderland.
A terrific game of football was marred by the distressing injury to the Welsh international and Swansea boss Michael Laudrup confirmed the bad news after the game.
“I just talked to the doctor and we are still not 100 per cent but there is a fracture, at least one,” Laudrup told Sky Sports News.
“We are talking about a long period of rehabilitation before he returns to the game, I can’t tell you precisely how long because I don’t know.”
“When you have injuries like that it is normally very violent, but this was not violent,’ he added. “It was even a free-kick against us.”
“Sometimes these injuries happen in strange ways, you don’t think anything is wrong and then there is ligament damage or something like that, it is very sad.”