Vorm to undergo knee surgery

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm is to undergo surgery on Thursday after suffering further discomfort from his long-standing knee injury in the draw with Norwich.

A statement on the club's official website said:

Michel Vorm is set to go under the surgeon's knife today (Thursday) to rectify a long-standing knee problem.

The Swans had hoped the Dutch keeper would battle through until January, but after suffering more problems against Norwich City last Sunday, it was decided that the injury could not be managed any longer.

Surgeons will explore the knee before carrying out work on clearing any loose ligaments and fragments of bone, and a diagnosis on the length of time he will be sidelined depends on the scale of the operation.

– Swansea City official club statement