Liberty Stadium centre-back facing Wembley heartache.
Swansea City defender Chico Flores is set to miss the Capital One Cup final at Wembley after rupturing ligament in his right ankle in Saturday’s Premier League victory over Queens Park Rangers.
Spanish centre-back Flores, who moved to the Liberty Stadium in the summer from Genoa, was taken off on a stretcher later in the first-half of Swansea’s 4-1 victory after suffering what seemed an innocuous injury.
But Swansea’s assessments have shown that the 25-year-old has damaged ankle ligaments after faces a spell on the sidelines, which will keep him out of Swansea’s first-ever cup final appearance when they face League Two side Bradford City at Wembley in two weeks.
“It’s difficult at the moment to assess how long he will be out because we need the swelling to go down first,” said Swansea’s head physio Kate Rees told the club’s official website. “But he is very unlikely to make the cup final.”
Flores has formed an impressive partnership with Ashley Williams at the heart of the Swansea defender this season. His place in the Wembley final will likely go to Kyle Bartley, who replaced him at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.