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Swansea’s Michu to miss “a few games” with ankle injury

Cardiff City v Swansea City - Premier League

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 03: Swansea City player Michu (r) outpaces Cardiff player Gary Medel during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Swansea at Cardiff City Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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It seems Swansea not only lost the South Wales derby Sunday, but lost their striker for the immediate future as well.

Star man Michu will be absent “for a few games” according to manager Michael Laudrup after spraining his ankle in the match at Cardiff City Stadium.

“Michu is not 100 per cent right now,” said the Swansea manager. “He is struggling with some physical problems and, on top of that, he had to leave pitch with another twisted ankle so probably he will be out for a couple of games.”

Michu was substituted off in the 65th minute against Cardiff City. It was the first minutes of Premier League play that the Spaniard has missed all season for Swansea.

The club will now lean heavily on new signing Wilfried Bony up front, who has found life in the Premier League tough to adjust to. The Ivorian has just four starts and two goals in league play to his name this season, only playing the full 90 on one occasion.

The miss will be huge for the Swans, as Michu’s versatility gives Laudrup the option to play him either behind Bony as an attacking midfielder - where many say he is more effective - or up front as a true number 9.

Spurs have Stoke City and Fulham in their next two matches, as well as Russian side Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League.