Laudrup: Dyer's injury puts football into perspective

The winger opened the scoring but had to be withdrawn following an innocuous-looking challenge from Sebastien Bassong, only to be taken to hospital with a suspected fractured ankle
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says the well-being of Nathan Dyer is more important than the club's 1-1 draw at Norwich.

The winger had put the visitors into a 1-0 lead at Carrow Road, but his participation was curtailed when he was carried off the pitch following an innocuous challenge with Sebastien Bassong, only to be taken to hospital for scans on a suspected fractured ankle.

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That led to six minutes of first-half injury time, in which Gary Hooper netted a stunning volley as the Swans' inconcistent form continued, but Laudrup said Dyer's injury is a more pressing concern.

"The health of a person is the most important thing. We know football can have injuries. Hopefully I'm wrong, but this looked much more serious," he told reporters.

"We have to wait a couple of days for an X-ray and a scan, and we all cross our fingers to hope it is not that bad. That will overshadow everything else. It is just a game of football."

Laudrup felt his charges had controlled proceedings at Carrow Road until Dyer's injury, but the Dane was happy to reach the 20-point mark as a result of the draw.

He added: "That game of football we controlled quite well in the first half and then just before half-time, after the injury, we had 10 minutes where we lost a little bit of perspective and they scored a fantastic equaliser.

"We have reached 20 points after 16 games. That is positive after a very difficult week for us."