Cork all clear to feature against Foxes
20th April 2016
Jack Cork has declared himself fit and available for Sunday's trip to league leaders Leicester City despite suffering a minor facial injury last weekend.
The midfielder went through precautionary checks by the club's medical team after an attempted clearance by former team-mate Jonjo Shelvey struck him in the face during the Swans' 3-0 defeat at Newcastle.
After the medical team were satisfied Cork was fit to finish the game, he completed the match without any further issues.
After sitting out Tuesday's training session, Cork will join up with his team-mates today as they prepare for this weekend's visit to title-chasing Leicester.
"I was a little bit dazed when the ball struck my face, which you can imagine was hit at some force," said Cork.
"But I had the tests to ensure I was okay, which I was, and I managed to finish the game without any problems.
"We had a few days off after the game and I'll be back in training on Wednesday.
"That means I'll be fit and available for selection for Sunday."
Following the 3-0 loss in the north east, Francesco Guidolin's side will look to bounce back immediately this Sunday against the Foxes, who have a five point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
The Swans also head to the King Power Stadium looking to avenge their 3-0 defeat to Claudio Ranieri's side at the Liberty in December.
And Cork underlined the importance this match has for both teams.
"It is a big game not only for Leicester, but for us too," he said. "We want to show a big reaction from the defeat at Newcastle, which was a real disappointment for us and the fans.
"After playing so well against Chelsea, we wanted to back that up. It didn't happen, and now the focus is to bounce back against the league leaders.
"It will be a very tough game on Sunday. They obviously won't have their top scorer available, but they have very good players ready to play in his place, while they have quality all around the park.
"But we are confident in the quality we have in our own squad too, so it makes for an interesting game."
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