Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente has suffered an injury blow going into pre-season, confirms the club’s official website.

The Spaniard fractured a bone in his lower arm in a cycling accident whilst away during the off-season, but thankfully, it does not require surgery.

The club have said that Paul Clement’s pre-season plans for Llorente will now change to accommodate the setback, although the forward is expected to be fit for the season’s opener against Southampton.

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Llorente signed for the Swans from La Liga outfit Sevilla last summer in a £5 million deal, and proved to be a fan favourite at the Liberty Stadium last term.

The 32-year-old bagged an impressive 15 goals as he majorly helped the Welsh side remain in the Premier League during last season’s relegation battle, sending Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull down instead.

Swansea’s number-nine is expected to lead the line for Clement again for the upcoming 2017/18 campaign, with Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham set to become the club’s second-choice striker as a result of Borja Baston’s bleak future in SA1.

 

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