Jordi Amat: Swansea's Spanish defender out for six weeks

Jordi Amat
Jordi Amat joined Swansea City from Espanyol in the summer of 2013

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat is out for six weeks with a knee injury suffered during Saturday's 4-2 loss at Chelsea.

The Spaniard strained lateral ligaments during the first half and was replaced by Argentina international Federico Fernandez.

Amat left Stamford Bridge in a brace and underwent a scan on Sunday.

The 22-year-old has started all four of Swansea's Premier League matches so far this season.

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Swansea's 100% start to their league campaign ended against Jose Mourinho's side as Diego Costa scored a hat-trick.

John Terry's own goal had given the Swans the lead, before Spain striker Costa equalised just before half-time and then scored two more goals in the second half.

Debutant Loic Remy added a fourth after coming off the bench, before Jonjo Shelvey scored a late consolation goal for Swansea.

Amat's injury will give an opportunity to Fernandez to develop a partnership at the heart of the Swans defence with Wales captain Ashley Williams.

Fernandez, played four matches for World Cup runners-up Argentina in Brazil 2014.

He has only made one start for the Welsh club, since his £8m move from Napoli, in the Capitol One Cup win against Rotherham United.

Swansea City's next match is at home against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday 20 September.

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