Cooper hopeful over Freddie Woodman injury

12th July 2020
First team
Leeds (H) Woodman

Steve Cooper is hopeful Freddie Woodman’s hip injury will not prove to be too serious after the goalkeeper was forced off late in the defeat to Leeds.

The on-loan Newcastle keeper has enjoyed a fine season in SA1, and underlined his shot-stopping abilities with a great save from Patrick Bamford in the second half.

But he was unable to continue his record of playing every minute of the Championship season after he went down in stoppage time, and had to be replaced by Erwin Mulder.

The Swans have just three games remaining as they try to force their way into the play-off places, starting with a trip to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

It’s a quick turnaround and, while it was too early to determine the extent of Woodman’s problem, Cooper hopes it will not rule him out of upcoming games.

“It’s a hip injury, but I’m not sure of the extent of it because the game has only just finished,” said Cooper.

“We will check it out and see how it is, hopefully it is not too bad.”