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:
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.