Swansea City midfielder George Byers has been ruled out for the remainder of the season following his injury suffered against Derby over the weekend.
Byers was forced off at half-time after landing awkwardly under a challenge from Rams’ goalkeeper Ben Hamer, and Swans boss Steve Cooper has now confirmed a scan has revealed that Byers will be unable to feature again this term.
The midfielder had become an important cog in Swansea’s midfield prior to this injury blow after making 33 appearances so far this term, while he had also started six consecutive league matches before being ruled out for the campaign.
The 23-year-old has now taken to Instagram in response to the news and he claimed it has been a tough couple of days following the revelation, but he insisted he is determined to return as a better player next season.
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Absolutely gutted to say I’ll be out for the rest of the season due to a tear in my ankle ligaments 👎🏻 Been a tough couple of days but all I can do is be mentally strong and come back a better player next season! But I’ll be right behind the boys until the end 👊🏻 Thanks everyone for your messages of support means a lot ❤️ #YJB
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Plenty of Swansea fans responded to Byers’ disappointed message with many of them urging the midfielder to come back stronger, while others suggested he would be missed following his solid form so far this campaign.
Here are some of the reactions…
dewi_williams02: Gutted mate, come back stronger ⚪️⚫️
rhys_scfc: Big loss for us. Need all the strength in depth we need and never good to see one of our players injured. Strong recovery, YJB!
swansforever90: You’ll be back stronger than before 🦢
ptmills: Yjb will be missed x
rebecca2000j: Gutted for you George, hope you rest up well and have a strong recovery. Hope you come back stronger next season ❤️❤️
carterjamesdavies: Get well soon George, we need you back fit and controlling the midfield 💪🏻⚽️
dylan_benjamin_smith16: Gutted mate such a good player come back stronger next season YJB 💙