Monk hopeful of swift Ki return

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Swansea manager Garry Monk is hopeful that midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will be available for the club's trip to Sunderland after he missed their 2-0 win over Newcastle.

The Korea international limped off in the Swans' opening-day draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a hamstring problem and failed to come through a late test ahead of their win over the Magpies at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Monk has since confirmed that Ki will be back in training next week and is confident he will be fit enough to face his former club at the Stadium of Light next weekend.

"It wasn't really [right] to take the risk with him [against Newcastle]," Monk is quoted as saying by Goal.

"Of course he's pushing to play, but I think we'll give him that little bit more time. He'll be back in training next week ready for the Sunderland game."