Swansea hopeful over Leon Britton injury

Leon Britton
Leon Britton played for Swansea when the club were in League Two

Swansea are confident midfielder Leon Britton will return for their Premier League game at Norwich on 15 October.

Midfielder Britton missed Swansea's 2-0 victory over Stoke City due to a back injury.

The 29-year-old has had injections as part of his treatment for the injury which he suffered during the defeat at Chelsea.

And the Swans are hopeful Britton will be fully fit to return to action after the international break.

Injuries have plagued Swansea during recent weeks and speaking before the Stoke game, manager Brendan Rodgers was hoping Britton's injury was not too serious.

"You know when someone like Leon has a problem," said Swans boss Rodgers. "Because he loves his training and loves his work.

"He was able to take the field for us last week but he wasn't quite at what he has been for us. He has been influential so I'm hoping it is not too serious."

Britton has a history of back trouble and Rodgers hopes to "nip it in the bud" now it has "flared up again" to prevent him "being out for a long time."

"We don't need any more people going down," added the Swansea manager, who is also without injured defenders Steven Caulker and Alan Tate.

But Rodgers is confident Dutch ball-winner Kemy Agustien will return from his hamstring problem after the international break.

Swansea have a two week break and Rodgers hopes the 25-year-old will be fit for their trip to Norwich City on 15 October.

Agustien started in Swansea's first four Premier League games before being forced off in their 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on 10 September.

"Kemy is on the mend and looking good," said Rodgers. "We're hoping in the next couple of weeks he'll be getting back."

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