Fernando Llorente 'unlikely' to feature in Swansea's season opener with broken arm
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 31/07/17 6:13pm
Fernando Llorente looks set to miss Swansea's season opener against Southampton and possibly their second game against Manchester United too.
Swans boss Paul Clement has confirmed the Spanish striker is "unlikely" to be involved as he continues to recover from breaking his arm.
Llorente - the team's top-scorer with 15 goals last season - was involved in a cycling accident last month while on holiday with family.
"Fernando's rehabilitating individually. He has not joined the team training yet," Clement said. "But assuming all goes well, we anticipate that happening in the next 10 days.
"I think it is unlikely he will be involved in the first couple of games, but his return will not be long after that. It was always going to be touch and go for the start of the season.
"The most important thing is that we get the arm right. You don't want him to re-fracture it and then end up with Fernando needing surgery, because a six-week injury can then become a six-month injury."