Kyle Naughton: Swansea City defender out for rest of season

Kyle Naughton
Kyle Naughton joined Swansea City from Tottenham in January 2015

Swansea City defender Kyle Naughton is out for the rest of the season after injuring his ankle during Saturday's 3-1 home win against Hull City.

David Meyler was sent off for his high challenge on the former Tottenham defender at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea says scans ruled out a fracture, but confirmed ligament damage, ruling 26-year-old Naughton out for around six weeks.

Garry Monk's side have seven remaining games in the top flight this season.

Despite the injury, Monk did not believe it was a malicious challenge by Hull midfielder Meyler.

"I think it was a genuine 50-50 challenge," said Monk.

"My initial reaction was it was a bad challenge, whether it was a red card or not I don't know, but I don't think there was any malice from the player [Meyler].

"He didn't go in to hurt Kyle, but if your foot's a little bit high and you go over the ball then you always run that risk [of getting sent off]."

Naughton's injury allowed Angel Rangel to come off the bench for his first appearance since 7 February.

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