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Nathan Dyer’s season in jeopardy after Achillies injury

Swansea City v Leicester City - Premier League

SWANSEA, WALES - FEBRUARY 12: Claudio Ranieri manager of Leicester City shakes hands with an injured Nathan Dyer of Swansea City (12) as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on February 12, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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An injury to Nathan Dyer forced him off just five minutes into the eventual 2-0 win over Leicester City at the Liberty Stadium. He needed help getting off the pitch, holding his ankle and limping heavily.

According to Swansea City manager Paul Clement, the injury is as bad as it looked.

In his post-match press conference, Clement confirmed that Dyer suffered an injury to the Achillies tendon in his left foot, and that “the initial prognosis is it doesn’t look good.”

Dyer has only just returned from an ankle injury he suffered in September, one that required surgery to remove “extra bone growth” in his ankle. He spent most of December with the U-21 team, but had made a comeback to the senior squad, making appearances in six of the last eight Premier League matches for Swansea.

The 29-year-old signed a new four-year contract with Swansea this past offseason, a year removed from a season-long loan spell at Leicester City where he made 12 appearances for the Foxes during their championship season.

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