Premier League: Swansea sweating on Dyer injury

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Swansea City have said they are still waiting to find out how long winger Nathan Dyer will be sidelined for after he was stretchered off in their 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Sunday.

The 26-year-old was thought to have initially broken his ankle after falling awkwardly at Carrow Road before being given oxygen and rushed straight to hospital.

In encouraging news for Swans boss Michael Laudrup, X-rays have shown there was no broken bone but there was ankle ligament damage done.

A statement from the club read: “The news is positive after the club feared the worst when Dyer was transferred to hospital at half-time in severe pain.

“Dyer will see another specialist in the next few days after the swelling has gone down before confirming how long he’ll be ruled out for.”

Now Swansea have to play the waiting game before the full extent of the ligament damage is known.

Dyer has been a key player for the Welsh outfit over a number of seasons and scored the opening goal of the game against the Canaries, before his collision with Sebastien Bassong, which saw him fall awkwardly.

Swansea will begin life without Dyer when they make the tough trip across the border to face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Laudrup will have to consider he options before the trip to Merseyside, with 22-year-old midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo likely to fill the void left by Dyer, after coming on as his replacement against Norwich.

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