SWANSEA CITY DEFENDER Alan Tate will be out for six months, after injuring himself in what the club have described as a “bizarre golfing accident”.
A statement on the team’s official website said that Tate was riding in a golf buggy that lost control, causing the player to get his leg caught against a tree.
Tate suffered a fractured tibia as a result of the accident, leaving his season in jeopardy.
Swansea manager Brendan Rogers spoke of his disappointment at the star’s injury, while revealing:
”It was probably as low as I’ve heard him. He’s a very upbeat character so for him to be injured will be difficult because I’ve never known him miss one day’s training.”
Tate holds the remarkable achievement of being one of only three players – the others being Leon Britton and Garry Monk – to have played in all four divisions for the club.
He joined the Welsh side on loan from Man United in 2002, before joining the Swans permanently in 2004, going on to make 248 appearances for the club.