. . . scan confirms groin rupture
Swansea City will be without goalkeeper Michel Vorm for between six to eight weeks with a groin injury.
The Dutch international underwent a scan this morning after being stretchered off after an hour in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Swans head physio Kate Rees confirmed: “Michel has a partial rupture of his adductor muscle. You are looking at six to eight weeks out.’’
It means Vorm, who has been outstanding since his bargain £1.5m buy from Utrecht in August 2011, will be targeting a return for the busy Christmas and New Year period.
“It’s a big blow for us because Michel is a very good goalkeeper who has been playing well,’’ said Swans boss Michael Laudrup. “But that is part of football. When you have lots of games you are always going to get injuries and suspensions.
“This gives a chance to Gerhard Tremmel and we have lots of confidence in him. We have big games coming up against Liverpool and Chelsea this week and I am sure Gerhard will be ready.”
Tremmel, 33, made his second Premier League appearance for the Swans at the Etihad after signing a two-year contract in August 2011 following a successful trial on their pre-season tour of Austria.
The German had previously played in the Bundesliga for Hannover, Hertha Berlin and Energie Cottbus before a stint in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg, where he featured in their Europa League campaign.
His first Premier League appearance came at Stoke last season when Vorm was struck down with illness.
He also featured in both FA Cup matches last season, while also playing in the two Capital One Cup ties this season against Barnsley and Crawley.