Injury blow for Swansea City winger Jordon Garrick
Jordon Garrick is facing three months on the sidelines after the Swansea City winger suffered a hamstring injury.
The 21-year-old winger has made his first-team breakthrough this season, making seven appearances and netting his first senior goal.
His pace has made Garrick a real threat for the Swans, particularly when making an impact from the bench as he did in the win at QPR in August.
And head coach Steve Cooper admitted he felt for the youngster after his injury misfortunes, which will sideline him for a similar length of time to defender Joe Rodon.
“Unfortunately, Jordon Garrick has picked up an injury this week that has ruled him out for a similar amount of time to Joe Rodon,” said Cooper.
“He is a good young player who was doing well and was on the verge of breaking through.
“It was so innocuous as well. It was a training ground muscle injury, and when the scan results came back we were all surprised. It’s a tendon in the hamstring I think.
“But it happens in professional football. It has come at the wrong time for him, not that there is a right time, but he is an upbeat lad.
“We recently moved him and Ben Cabango into the first-team changing room because we felt they had made the step to belonging there.
“So, it’s bad timing. But we have to get on with, we have a good medical team that will work strongly with him.”
Rodon is at the start of his rehabilitation following ankle surgery – with an expected absence of three months – but Erwin Mulder is close to returning from a broken finger while Aldo Kalulu has played a full part in training this week.
“Obviously Joe had a successful operation and is out for three months. He has been around the training ground this week,” added Cooper.
“Erwin will be back with us fully after the international break and Aldo has been back in full training this week.
“He won’t be with us for the weekend, it’s too early for that, but it’s great to have him back out there.”