Swans boss Martin provides update on Olivier Ntcham injury

29th September 2021
First team
Olivier Ntcham

Russell Martin hopes Olivier Ntcham’s hamstring injury will not prove to be as bad as first feared.

The French midfielder was forced off half an hour into the 3-1 defeat at Fulham after pulling up while driving forward with the ball near the left-hand touchline.

The former Celtic man received treatment before being replaced by Korey Smith, but the Swansea City head coach is hopeful it will not result in a long lay-off.

“He felt his hamstring, it has not gone so it was more of a precaution,” said Martin.

“We did not feel it was right to risk him to play on, and we have to be mindful Olivier has not had a full pre-season.

“But we hope it won’t be too bad and he says it feels okay.”