Swansea City trio facing lengthy spells on the sidelines
Josh Ginnelly, Joe Allen, and Nathan Wood are set for lengthy spells on the sidelines after picking up long-term injuries in recent weeks.
Michael Duff confirmed that Ginnelly is unlikely to feature again this season after he ruptured his Achilles in Saturday’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
Allen – who was withdrawn in the warm-up ahead of the south Wales derby – and Wood – who picked up an injury in the first half against Sheffield Wednesday - are also ruled out until January as they require operations on groin and ankle injuries respectively.
“It’s been bad news for injuries,” Duff admitted.
"Woody will need surgery, so he's out until January. Allen has had surgery on his groin, so he will be a similar time frame.
"Ginnelly will be out for the season. He has ruptured his Achilles. We didn't think it was good at the time, because of how it happened.
“They’re three big players for us and it's three long-term injuries. We'll support them as we will support all of the players.
"It's disappointing, but there's an opportunity for other players now."
There was some positive injury news elsewhere, with the Swans boss confirming that Kyle Naughton and Liam Walsh are ready to contribute.
“Kyle Naughton is back involved with the group and Liam Walsh is back involved so those are the positives,” said Duff.