Swansea City have this afternoon been dealt a blow during their clash with Leicester City, after midfielder Leroy Fer was forced off with a serious-looking injury.
The two sides are currently locked in action at the King Power Stadium, with Leicester having to make do without star man Riyad Mahrez, who failed to report for training this week after the Foxes denied him the chance to join Manchester City on transfer deadline day.
Claude Puel’s men fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Everton during the week, bringing to an end a streak of 6 games without a loss across all competitions.
Swansea, meanwhile, headed into today’s clash high on confidence, after incredibly picking up back-to-back Premier League victories over Liverpool and Arsenal, pair of results which saw the Swans climb off the bottom of the English top-flight table.
Today’s starting XI: Schmeichel (c), Simpson, Dragović, Maguire, Fuchs, Ndidi, Silva, Albrighton, Diabaté, Iheanacho, Vardy.
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However, the high spirits of the visitors were firmly dashed during the first-half of this afternoon’s clash, as Jamie Vardy’s opener was followed by what looked like a serious injury to midfielder Leroy Fer.
The Dutchman pulled up with a problem in his achilles/calf area, and was eventually stretchered off in some degree of pain with 36 minutes on the clock.
It is not yet clear how long Fer is set to be out of action, but if his reaction to the injury is anything to go by, then the Swans could be set for an extended period without one of their key midfielders.