Defender Kyle Naughton will miss the rest of Swansea’s season after picking up an ankle problem in the 3-1 win over Hull City.
The right-back was caught by a David Meyler challenge that earned the Tigers midfielder a red card on Saturday, with Naughton having to be replaced by Angel Rangel early in the second half.
The initial prognosis ruled out a fracture with a second scan revealing ligament damage that brings about a premature end to the 26-year-old’s campaign.
Naughton joined the Swans in January from Tottenham in a bid to secure first-team football on a regular basis and he had enjoyed a run in Garry Monk’s side.
The Sheffield United academy graduate is now set for a lay-off that paves the way for Rangel to step back into Swansea’s side for their final seven games.
The Liberty Stadium outfit have enjoyed a successful campaign and currently sit in eighth position although there is a seven-point gap to seventh-placed Southampton.
Swansea (2.50 to win) return to Premier League action at home against Everton (3.00) for Saturday’s early kick-off and captain Ashley Williams wants his side to push on to set a new record points tally.
The Swans have 46 points on the board after 31 games to move to within a point of their best Premier League points total.
“There’s no secret that we want to beat that total – and we can do that,” Williams said.
“It’s in our own hands now and we’ve worked hard to get this far. We’re not going to stop now. We’re playing with a bit of confidence.
“I’m pleased with how things have been going this year. We’re getting different wins with different formations and with different personnel.”