Swansea midfielder Leroy Fer will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

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Fer was stretchered off late in the first half during Swansea’s 1-1 draw at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.

During a post-match interview Swansea boss Carlos Carvahal told the media he worried the injury would be serious, a worry which was confirmed after the midfield stalwart was confirmed to need surgery in the days following the match. Fer has played 26 games and has been a regular starter in the Swansea starting eleven this season.

A bad weekend turned worse for Swansea with Wilfried Bony, a summer signing from Manchester City, was also ruled out for the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. Bony was a 71st-minute substitute against Leicester, and though he injured himself in the first few moments, played out the remainder of the game.

Swansea will face an uphill battle to remain in the Premier League next season, currently sitting in 17th, only out of the relegation zone on goal differential. Fer and Bony, who have both been important to the side this season, will be missed as they fight to stay in the top flight.

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