Tivonge Rushesha: Swansea City youngster suffers serious knee injury

By BBCNews.com

Swansea City defender Tivonge Rushesha is set to miss the rest of the season because of a cruciate ligament injury.

Rushesha made his senior debut for Swansea in the EFL Cup last season and is highly regarded at the Liberty Stadium.

The 18-year-old was born in Zimbabwe but moved to Britain as a youngster and has come through Swansea’s academy.

“Unfortunately Tivonge has picked up a bad knee injury in training,” said Swansea boss Steve Cooper.

“He’s a good young player who we like a lot and has been part of our first-team training all season. 

“We’re gutted because he’s such a good lad, but we’ll make sure we look after him and I am sure he’ll look after himself.”

Right-back Rushesha, a Wales Under-19 international, has not played for Swansea in 2020-21 but has featured on the bench. 

“Unfortunately it’s a quite common but serious injury,” Cooper added. 

“But it’s one that players can recover from and I’m sure he will. He’s got such a good attitude. I’m sure he’ll be one of the ones who recover even stronger.”

There is some brighter injury news for Swansea, with on-loan Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White close to returning to training after two months out with a foot problem.

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