Belfast Telegraph

Vorm out with groin injury

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm will be out for four to six weeks after suffering a groin injury in his side's Barclays Premier League loss at Manchester City.

Vorm hurt himself stretching to stop Carlos Tevez's shot for the only goal of the game at the Etihad Stadium and left the field on a stretcher.

Manager Michael Laudrup confirmed after the match that the Dutchman was now facing a spell on the sidelines.

Laudrup said: "It is his groin, so we are talking four to six weeks.

"But that's a part of football, that is what can happen in December, January with the weather, the accumulation of games. That's a part of it."

Vorm received lengthy treatment on the field after suffering the injury just after the hour and was replaced by Gerhard Tremmel.

The German will face a testing week with the Swans playing Liverpool in the Capital One Cup at Anfield in midweek and hosting Chelsea next Saturday.

Laudrup said: "Now Gerhard has to be ready, starting with the Liverpool and Chelsea games."


From Belfast Telegraph