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Ki Sung-Yueng to return to Swansea City this week for assessment on the knee injury that has derailed his pre-season

The South Korea captain picked up the injury on international duty

Ki Sung-Yueng is set to report for duty with Swansea City this week ahead of a planned assessment on the knee injury that will see him miss the start of the Premier League season.

The South Korea captain has remained in his homeland during the opening weeks of pre-season training, missing the defeat at Barnet and the three-game tour of the US.

Ki, 28, picked up the injury while on international duty and it required minor surgery. He has already been ruled out of the opening game of the season at Southampton, and is expected to be miss further games before his recovery is complete.

He will return to South Wales and join up with the rest of his team-mates for the first time on Wednesday, but he will not be returning to training.

Instead he will undergo an assessment on the injury to see how his rehabilitation is progressing, which will allow the Swans medical team to determine when he can step up his comeback.

Ki is entering the final year of his contract at the Liberty and faces stiff competition to secure a first-team place for the coming season with Swansea not short of midfield options with Roque Mesa, Leon Britton, Leroy Fer, Tom Carroll and Jay Fulton among those to see action in the States.

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