Raphael Rossi Branco: Swindon defender set for spell out after another groin injury

Raphael Rossi Branco
Raphael Rossi Branco has scored four goals in 91 games for Swindon

Swindon Town head coach Luke Williams says defender Raphael Rossi Branco is "distraught" after suffering another groin injury against Swansea City.

The Brazilian, 26, came off early in the Robins' 3-0 friendly defeat and Williams is worried he has had a recurrence of last season's injury.

"We're concerned because he had surgery in the summer and it looks like the same problem," he told BBC Wiltshire.

"It's probably too early to know exactly."

Branco played 40 times for Swindon last term before missing the last game of the League One season to have an operation to sort out a persistent groin problem.

"In the next 24-48 hours we should know where he is," Williams said. "The boy's very upset - he had that surgery and it's taken him a long time to get fit enough to train.

"He's sacrificed a lot of his summer to get back fit and he's understandably distraught."

Swindon open the new season on 6 August with a home game against Coventry City.

Luke Williams
Luke Williams has been in charge at Swindon since December 2015

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