Date: 10th January 2008 at 1:50pm
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Spanish midfielder Andrea Orlandi has been sidelined for up to 3 months after sustaining a medial ligament damage in his knee against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy southern section semi final.

Swansea City’s Physio Richie Evans had indicated that the midfeilder had a MRI scan which confirmed that Andrea had torn Medial ligaments in his Knee.

The former Barcelona B player had been subject to a potentially career ending tackle by Havant & Waterlooville’s Brett Poate on Saturday.

Orlandi will go under the knife to rectify the injury.Swansea Manager Roberto Martinez has given his reaction to Orlandi’s condition and his expected lay off time.

He Spoke on the Official Site

“It’s bad news because we are losing a good player in a very difficult period.”

We are going to try and get Andrea in for surgery as soon as possible, but you are looking for a nine to 12 week period of rehabilitation.”

He had a knock on the knee from the two-footed challenge against Havant last Saturday and then one of the Brighton defenders fell on the same left knee on Tuesday.”

It’s just been one knock too many, but fortunately it’s not complicated surgery.”



Swansea will face a tricky test away to Luton Town on Saturday.