Dyer has successful ankle surgery

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Swansea have confirmed Nathan Dyer is in line to make a return to first-team training in mid-November after successful ankle surgery.

The 28-year-old former Southampton winger underwent surgery to remove extra bone which had grown on his ankle.

He was part of the club's pre-season trip to America, but returned complaining of some discomfort in his ankle.

Swansea's head of performance, Richard Buchanan, told the club's official website the procedure was a success.

He said: "The operation went well.

"The specialists are pleased with the outcome and it is estimated that Nathan is likely to be out for between seven and nine weeks."

Dyer, who signed a new four-year with Swansea in August, has made just two appearances for the club this season.

He has previously spent time on loan with Burnley, Sheffield United and Swansea, while a Saints player and returned to the club after spending last season on loan at champions Leicester City where he played just 12 games, mostly from the bench.

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