Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley out for two months

Swansea defender Bartley out for two months
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Swansea City reveal that Kyle Bartley is to miss between six and eight weeks of action with a medial knee ligament injury.

Swansea City manager Paul Clement could be forced into the transfer market for a new defender as Kyle Bartley is expected to miss the next two months through injury.

The 26-year-old damaged the medial ligaments in his knee following an awkward fall in the Swans' 4-1 victory over MK Dons in the second round of the EFL Cup in midweek.

Bartley, who enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Leeds United last season to force his way into his parent club's plans, will now see a specialist next week to further assess the damage.

Swansea fear that the Arsenal academy product will miss between six and eight weeks, meaning that boss Clement - who has stated that he wants two players for each position - may now be on the lookout for a replacement.

Alfie Mawson, Federico Fernandez and Mike van der Hoorn remain the Swans' three options for the central-defensive berths.

Swansea player Kyle Bartley in action during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Swansea City and York City at Liberty Stadium on August 25, 2015
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