Injury blow for Swansea City defender Tivonge Rushesha
Swansea City defender Tivonge Rushesha has suffered a blow after suffering a serious knee injury in training.
The 18-year-old will be sidelined for an extended period after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament.
The right-back made his first-team debut against Cambridge United in the Carabao Cup last term, and has been included in matchday squads this season.
“Unfortunately Tivonge has picked up a bad knee injury in training,” said head coach Steve Cooper.
“He’s a good young player who we like a lot and has been part of our first-team training all season.
“We’re gutted about that because he’s such a good lad. But we’ll make sure we look after him and I am sure he’ll look after himself.
“It’s an ACL – unfortunately quite common but a serious injury. But it’s one that players can recover from and I'm sure he will.
“He’s got such a good attitude. I’m sure he’ll be one of the ones who recover even stronger.”
There was better news on the progress of Morgan Gibbs-White as he recovers from a fractured foot, with Cooper hopeful the on-loan Wolves midfielder will be back training with the rest of his team-mates soon.
“Morgan is making good progress, he’s not far off getting back on the grass with us, that’ll be a real plus,” he added.