Swansea hopeful despite star striker suffering broken arm

Date published: Friday 30th June 2017 2:27

Swansea are hopeful Fernando Llorente will be available for the start of the new Premier League season after breaking his arm on holiday.

The Spain frontman, who scored 15 goals for the Swans last season, suffered the injury in a cycling accident on a family holiday, reported to be in Italy.

Swansea, however, are optimistic that Llorente, 32, will be available for their first game of the new campaign at Southampton on the weekend of August 12-13.

“Fernando has suffered a small fracture of the bone in his lower arm.” a Swansea spokesman told Press Association Sport.

“The club will have to tailor his pre-season training for approximately 30 days.

“While he will be able to do gym work he will not be able to go out on to the field.

“But if his rehab goes well, we are optimistic that he will be available for our first league game.”

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