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Soccer: Swansea defender Bartley out for two months with knee injury

Football - Hull City v Swansea City - Capital One Cup Third Round - The Kingston Communications Stadium - 15/16 - 22/9/15 Swansea City's Kyle Bartley. Action Images / Craig Brough/Files
Football - Hull City v Swansea City - Capital One Cup Third Round - The Kingston Communications Stadium - 15/16 - 22/9/15Swansea City's Kyle Bartley. Action Images / Craig Brough/Files

REUTERS - Swansea centre back Kyle Bartley is out for up to eight weeks after damaging a knee ligament in Tuesday's 4-1 League Cup win over MK Dons, his club said on Thursday.

The 26-year-old, who played in all three of Swansea's games so far this season, landed awkwardly after a challenge in the 80th minute and was taken off on a stretcher.

Swansea, who travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, said on their website (www.swanseacity.com) that the Englishman had damaged his medial ligament and would see a specialist next week.

The Welsh club began their league campaign with a 0-0 draw at Southampton before being beaten 4-0 at home by Manchester United last weekend.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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