Swansea City have been hit by another injury blow with Angel Rangel set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Club skipper Rangel is set to join Renato Sanches, Wilfried Bony and Leroy Fer on the list of players facing significant lay-offs after seeing a specialist earlier this week.
But there is better news of fellow Liberty stalwart Leon Britton, who is hoping to return to full training soon.
“It is possible Angel will need surgery,” said Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal.
“He has an abductor problem, as does Leon. Leon will have an injection and he will soon be training with us, but Angel will be longer.”
Britton’s return will be a boost for the Swans, particularly with fellow midfielders Sanches (hamstring) and Fer (Achilles) on the sidelines.
Fer has undergone surgery today on the injury he picked up at Leicester last weekend.
Bony, meantime, is set to go under the knife next week.