Rodgers sweats over captain Monk

Last updated : 08 January 2011 By BBC Sport

Swansea City boss fears Garry Monk has suffered a serious knee injury after the Swans captain limped out of the 4-0 FA Cup third round win over Colchester.Monk scored the opening goal on 25 minutes but pulled up four minutes later after a challenge with Colchester's David Mooney.

"It doesn't look too good," Rodgers told BBC Sport Wales.

"I'm obviously devastated for him if it's a bad injury because he's a wonderful captain for me."

An injury to Monk will leave Rodgers short of central defensive options with only Ashley Williams, Alan Tate and Albert Serran the only other recognised players for that position.

Full-back Neil Taylor is already out injured while Angel Rangel pulled out of the Colchester game with injury in the build-up leaving youngster Daniel Alfei to make his debut at right-back, while Jazz Richards filling in at left-back.

"To lose him [Monk] going into an important stage of the season would be a massive blow," added Rodgers.

"We would have to do something. Obviously we've got Alan Tate coming back this week which is great for us.

"But we would certainly need to reinforce by bringing in another defender."

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport