Pablo Hernandez Injury: Updates on Swansea Star's Hamstring and Return

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2014

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City in action during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Swansea City at Carrow Road on December 15, 2013 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
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Swansea City winger Pablo Hernandez was forced to leave the club's clash with Manchester City inside the first 10 minutes after suffering a hamstring injury.

The Swans noted Hernandez limping off the pitch in the seventh minute:

7: Bad news for the #Swans as @phernandez19 limps off the pitch. The home side will need to make an early substitution.

— Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) January 1, 2014

Roland Lamah came on for the injured winger, as pointed out by the Premier League:

SUB Swansea are forced into an early change as Pablo Hernandez limps off and Roland Lamah comes on after 8 mins. Still 0-0 #SWAMCI

— Premier League (@premierleague) January 1, 2014

Fox Soccer Trax reported the apparent injury to the hamstring:

7 Pablo Hernandez has pulled up -- looks like a hamstring for the Swansea player

— FOX Soccer Trax (@FOXSoccerTrax) January 1, 2014

Hernandez was making his 12th appearance of the Premier League campaign for Swansea. He had tallied one goal and three assists in the previous 11, including an assist last weekend in the club's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury. The fact he was forced to limp off so early in the match without being able to further test it doesn't paint a positive picture, though. He was clearly in pain as he exited the pitch.

More information should become available soon after further evaluation.