Jay Fulton: Swansea City midfielder expected back soon after thumb surgery

Jay Fulton
Midfielder Jay Fulton scored his first league goal for Swansea in the 1-0 home win against Preston in August

Swansea City midfielder Jay Fulton has had surgery on a broken thumb but could be back after the international break.

Fulton was injured in their 1-0 Championship defeat by Bristol City and could return to face Nottingham Forest on 15 September at the Liberty Stadium.

But manager Graham Potter is hopeful striker Oli McBurnie and new loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers will be fit for Saturday's trip to Millwall.

"Jay has had surgery on his thumb today (Tuesday)," Potter confirmed.

"So he'll certainly miss the Millwall game and then we're hopeful he'll be back after the international break.

"We think Cameron should be okay, he's been fine this week in training but we'll see how he reacts up to the game.

"Oli has made good progress, I haven't heard anything to suggest he won't be available but again we'll just monitor as we go."

Last week United States defender Carter-Vickers signed on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season and could make his Swans debut at the Den.

Scotland striker McBurnie has hit three goals already this season and his availability would be a big boost, as Swansea look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season last weekend.

Swansea suffered their second reverse on Tuesday night, as a youthful side were beaten 1-0 at home by Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup second round.

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