August 24, 2017 / 10:59 AM / 3 months ago

Swansea defender Bartley out for two months with knee injury

(Reuters) - Swansea centre back Kyle Bartley is out for up to eight weeks after damaging a knee ligament in Tuesday’s 4-1 League Cup win over MK Dons, his club said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Leeds' Kyle Bartley Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Ed Sykes

The 26-year-old, who played in all three of Swansea’s games so far this season, landed awkwardly after a challenge in the 80th minute and was taken off on a stretcher.

Swansea, who travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, said on their website (www.swanseacity.com) that the Englishman had damaged his medial ligament and would see a specialist next week.

The Welsh club began their league campaign with a 0-0 draw at Southampton before being beaten 4-0 at home by Manchester United last weekend.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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