Swansea to be without forward Michu for 6 weeks

Swansea says Michu is likely to be sidelined for six weeks, with

the forward requiring surgery on his right ankle.

The 27-year-old Spaniard, who has scored 28 goals since joining

from Rayo Vallecano in 2012, has been hindered by ankle and knee

problems this season.

Manager Michael Laudrup said on Tuesday the operation is set to

be carried out in the next week and Michu should be back playing in

”around a month and a half.”

The loss of Michu further dents Swansea’s attacking resources

with winger Nathan Dyer likely to be sidelined until February with

an ankle ligament injury.

Laudrup says the injuries mean Swansea is likely to bring in a

forward during the January transfer window.