Ash: Dyer injury main concern for Swans
15th December 2013
Ashley Williams believes the Swans banked a useful point at Norwich City, but revealed the squad's main thoughts surrounded the injury to team-mate Nathan Dyer.
Dyer had put the Swans ahead at Carrow Road in the 12th minute as he showed power and pace before chipping Canaries keeper John Ruddy.
But the winger landed awkwardly during an aerial challenge with Sebastien Bassong just before the break, with Dyer sustaining a suspected fractured ankle.
He was then stretchered off the field and taken to hospital, where x-rays showed no obvious break. However, further scans tomorrow will give a final diagnosis.
On the pitch, Norwich would get back on level terms not long after Dyer's exit, with Gary Hooper firing a superb volley past Michel Vorm.
But Swans skipper Williams insisted Dyer's injury was the sole focus of the squad.
"It's difficult for the team when an injury occurs to your team-mate, and Nath is a very popular guy in the changing room," said Williams.
"It's not nice seeing your team-mate go down with an injury like that and then stretchered off. You can only hope that it's not as bad as you think.
"But we had to get on with the game, and we faded after that.
"Nath was having an excellent game, he scored a great goal and was a big threat for us.
"But they grabbed their goal after he went off, and in the second half we just didn't bring the same level of performance as the first.
"They were dangerous in the air, and hit the post in the second half too.
"So a point probably wasn't a bad result for us in the end, even though we were ahead."