Swansea City midfielder Liam Walsh suffers injury blow

5th July
First team
Liam Walsh Pennyhill

Swansea City midfielder Liam Walsh is facing a lengthy lay-off after rupturing his Achilles in last week’s pre-season friendly against Haverfordwest.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury against the Cymru Premier side and he is set to undergo surgery next week before beginning his rehabilitation process.

The problem is likely to keep him sidelined for a number of months, and assistant head coach Matt Gill spoke of his sympathy for the Everton academy product after his setback.

“It is so unfortunate because Walshy was in a brilliant place and had come back in really good shape,” said Gill.

“He was training and playing well. It is a really tough one for us to take, as it obviously is for Walshy.

“He is going to have some surgery on his Achilles. We will make sure he gets looked after properly and he gets the care and attention he deserves and needs.”