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Byers sends message to Swansea fans after recent injury blow

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Swansea City midfielder George Byers has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Byers, 23, has enjoyed a good season in the Swansea midfield – the Scot had played 29 times in the Championship before limping off against Derby County last weekend, finding the net twice this season.

He was initially thought to have suffered a nasty sprain to his ankle but in his latest Instagram post, Byers has revealed that he’s suffered a tear in his ankle ligaments:

Plenty of Swansea fans are gutted to see him ruled out and for such a long time, especially after being such an important part of Steve Cooper’s set-up.

He’d been partnering Conor Gallagher in midfield since the Chelsea man’s arrival on-loan, and the pair were looking good in the heart of the Swansea side.

Cooper has spoke out about the injury, and has identified Joe Rodon as a ‘role-model’ for Byers – Rodon has recently returned to the first-team after a few months on the sideline, and has slipped seamlessly back into the starting line-up.

The Swans boss has urged Byers to confide in Rodon and to follow his example as he looks to return at the start of next season.

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Swansea sit 10th in the Championship table, six points off Preston in 6th. Byers will be a huge miss as Swansea look to snatch a top-six spot and replacing him won’t be easy.

But Cooper has some talented players at his disposal, and maybe Byers’ absence will allow a youngster the chance to impress.


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