Injury blow for Kyle Bartley

  • Last Updated: September 11 2012, 18:14 BST

Swansea defender Kyle Bartley has been ruled out for three months with a thigh injury.

Kyle Bartley: Ruled out for three months

The summer recruit from Arsenal suffered his setback in training last month, the club confirmed on Tuesday, and after tests it has emerged he faces a long lay-off.

Bartley, 21, made his Swansea debut in the 3-1 Capital One Cup win over Barnsley on August 28 and has yet to make a Premier League appearance for the club.

A Swansea spokesman told Press Association Sport that Bartley has a ruptured quad muscle.