Swans suffer Llorente blow

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Swansea will be without Fernando Llorente for their opening Premier League fixtures after he broke his arm while on holiday.

The 32-year-old Spanish striker netted an impressive 15 goals in 33 matches in his debut season for the Swans following his switch from Sevilla.

The former Athletic Bilbao and Juventus forward suffered the injury while cycling during the off-season.

Head coach Paul Clement revealed that Llorente will definitely be out for the August 12 opener against Southampton and their home tie with Manchester United the following week.

Clement told the club's official website: "Fernando's rehabilitating individually – he has not joined the team training yet

"But assuming all goes well, we anticipate that happening in the next 10 days.

"I think it is unlikely he will be involved in the first couple of games, but his return will not be long after that. It was always going to be touch and go for the start of the season."

The manager also urged caution against rushing the player back too soon.

"The most important thing is that we get the arm right. You don't want him to re-fracture it and then end up with Fernando needing surgery because a six-week injury can then become a six-month injury."

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