Huge Boost for Paul Clement as Wilfried Bony Has Been Cleared of Hamstring Injury

Wilfried Bony

Swansea City have received a massive injury boost in their attempts to retain their Premier League status, as the club have confirmed that striker Wilfried Bony has been cleared of all injury concerns.

The 28-year-old was substituted by Swans boss Paul Clement during his side 1-0 Premier League defeat to West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday, but it has since been revealed that the decision was made a precautionary measure.

The Ivory Coast international, who will now join up with his country after receiving the all clear ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Mali on Friday, complained of a tightness in his hamstring before the break, and was replaced by Leroy Fer during the interval.

There were concerns that Bony, who re-joined Swansea this summer for around £11.7m following a two-year spell at Manchester City, had suffered an injury during the first half, but tests have shown that all is still well with the Ivorian.

“Bony was substituted at half-time at the London Stadium as a precautionary measure after complaining of tightness in his hamstring”, a statement read on the club’s official website.

“But further analysis has shown that there was no damage done. As a result, Bony has been cleared to head off on international duty.

“The striker has been recalled to the Ivory Coast squad for their World Cup qualifier in Mali on Friday.”

The forward is still yet to score a goal since his return to the Liberty Stadium, playing in four out of Swansea’s seven Premier League fixtures so far this season.

However, having already proven his worth during his initial 18-month spell in South Wales, he scored 34 goals across all competitions, it seems as though once the powerful striker converts his first he could well replicate his unstoppable form that was so evident last time around.

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