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Swansea star Naughton ruled out for the remainder of the season

first_img Swansea defender Kyle Naughton has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage Swansea defender Kyle Naughton has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage, the club has announced.Naughton was hurt Swansea’s 3-1 home win over Hull on Saturday in a challenge which saw Tigers midfielder David Meyler shown a straight red card.A statement on the official Swansea website said a second scan confirmed ligament damage that will keep the January signing from Spurs out for around six weeks.“An initial scan ruled out a fracture but a follow-up scan confirmed ligament damage,” said the club statement.Naughton was taken to hospital after the game for x-rays but Swansea had to wait for the swelling on the ankle to go down to discover the full extent of the injury.Swans manager Garry Monk said after the game his initial view was that Meyler’s challenge was a redcard offence.“It was a genuine 50-50 ball for both players to have and my initial reaction was that it was bad challenge,” he said.“I don’t think there was any malice from the player but you always run that risk when your foot goes over the ball.” 1last_img read more

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