Swansea City forward Michu has been sidelined for at least four weeks following an injury during the Premier League defeat in the South Wales derby against Cardiff City last weekend.

Manager Michael Laudrup confirmed the news of the Spanish International being injured, which meant the 27-year-old was forced to sit out the Europa League clash against Kuban Krasnodar last night (Thursday).

Laudrup said in the Daily Star: “Michu is one of our most important players and was our top scorer last season, but he has been struggling, is not 100 percent and unfortunately he is out for three or four weeks.

“He has not been at his best but that is because he has been struggling with both his knees for many weeks, but he wanted to play.

“With this ankle injury, hopefully he can get both his knees sorted as well. He will be away in Spain for a few days for some injections.”

Michu scored 22 goals for the Swans last season, but has recently been out of form at the Liberty Stadium. And, this season, he has suffered from niggling knee and ankle injuries.

He got his dream call-up for the Spain's international squad for their last match, but this injury means the forward would also miss out on his nation's forthcoming friendly matches against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa.

In the immediate aftermath, Michu will miss Sunday's Premier League clash against Stoke City - another club struggling to find form so far this season.

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