SWANSEA, Wales -- Swansea defender Jordi Amat will be out for six weeks after straining knee ligaments in the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Amat was substituted at halftime, and Swansea says on its website he had a scan on Sunday before a consultant confirmed the strained lateral ligament the following day.
The 22-year-old central defender has started all four of Swansea's matches so far in the Premier League, of which it has won three.
He was replaced at halftime...
For 20 minutes on Saturday, Swansea manager Garry Monk almost had everyone convinced that he truly is a football genius.
It looked for all the world as if he was about to top his Manager of the Month award by knocking off Jose Mourinho's unbeaten Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge. The game plan was exactly right -- relentless organised pressure to steal the ball, keep the ball and score the opening goal.
Chelsea couldn't get a foothold, unused to being assaulted with quite so much intensity.