Swansea Metropolis could possibly be with out Joel Latibeaudiere for greater than 4 months with a shoulder harm, in keeping with head coach Russell Martin.
The previous Manchester Metropolis defender was carried off after dislocating his shoulder in opposition to Millwall on Tuesday.
“He was in agony,” stated Martin.
“I am so unhappy for him. He is among the best, Joel. Probably the greatest professionals, finest lads, his mentality and focus day-after-day and as a team-mate, the quantity of worth he provides. I am actually gutted for him.”
Martin added: “Three to 4 months [out], possibly a bit longer, we’ll see with the scan subsequent week when the swelling goes down.”
Latibeaudiere had come near scoring as Swansea took an early 2-0 lead in a recreation which finally completed 2-2, with the Welsh membership conceding two personal objectives in stoppage time.
The 22-year-old right-sided defender was carried off after 20 minutes, following a collision with Millwall defender Murray Wallace.
“It seems to be like an pointless problem actually,” stated Martin.
“It is robust to take. He is come again in such fine condition, he is in the perfect form we have seen him in. His performances in pre-season and because the begin of the season in any place have been excellent.
“He was excessive as a kite on medicine the opposite night time! The very first thing he did was ring Gilly (asisstant head coach Matthew Gill) to say he ought to have scored that probability. The actual fact we drew the sport, he could not imagine it. He thought that was the medicine speaking!
“He’ll be so necessary round this place. We’ll have a chat about that within the subsequent couple of weeks. We’ll be sure that he is nice.”
Latibeaudiere’s absence leaves Swansea desperately in need of choices at right-wingback, a place that Martin is hoping to fill following talks with the membership’s American homeowners:
“We’ll proceed to speak about that and hopefully have extra readability within the subsequent day or two. We would have liked a few gamers earlier than that occurred and it would not change my opinion on that. It makes it extra necessary to do it faster,” he added.
“We now have a listing of gamers however it’s getting shorter. We’ll have to attend and see and that’ll contain discussions with Josh (head of soccer operations Josh Marsh) and Julian (chief govt Julian Winter) and the possession”.
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