Derby George Byers

George Byers ruled out for remainder of the season

11th February
First team

Swansea City midfielder George Byers will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain.

The 23-year-old was injured late in the first half of Saturday’s defeat to Derby after landing awkwardly under a challenge from Rams keeper Ben Hamer.

He was replaced by Yan Dhanda at half-time and missed tonight’s goalless draw with QPR.

And head coach Steve Cooper has revealed a scan has confirmed Byers will face a three-month absence, prematurely ending his 2019-20 campaign.

“It’s a blow. He has had a high ankle sprain, which is unfortunate as the keeper landed on him,” said Cooper.

Derby George Byers

“It did not look good straight away when it settled down on Saturday.

“He was scanned and it confirmed what the medics had initially thought.

“It rules him out for three months, which obviously keeps him out of the rest of the season.

“It’s a blow for him, and for us, and we need to support him during his recovery and getting him back during pre-season.”