Swansea City have suffered a big injury blow with Jefferson Montero sidelined for up to six weeks.
The winger has been one of the stars of Swansea City’s promising start to the season despite having to make an impact from the bench.
Montero played a huge part in the away wins over Sheffield United and Millwall, coming off the bench in both games to swing the ties in the Swans’ favour. He’s made four appearances in total.
The Ecuador international looked set to start this weekend after such promising displays but he has been struck down with injury.
Swansea City today revealed that the winger will be out for between four and six weeks with a thigh injury picked up in training.
The injury will be a big blow for Graham Potter who already has limited options in a squad seriously lacking in depth.
Without Montero and with Wilfried Bony still weeks away, Potter doesn’t have many, if any, game-changing players to bring off the bench.
And it has come at the worst possible time with Swansea set to face Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and Middlesbrough all within one week.
Barrie McKay and Joel Asoro will now surely fill the wing positions with few other options and manager Graham Potter will be praying they stay fit.
Other options to call upon in Montero’s absence include Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routdlegde and Luciano Narsingh but all three are yet to feature this season.
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