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Kyle Bartley | Defensemen | #27

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 207

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Kyle Bartley will not return before November after going under the knife.
The Swansea City defender injured his knee following an awkward landing during last month’s Carabao Cup tie at MK Dons. It was initially hoped that Bartley would miss between 6-8 weeks but further tests confirm the damage to his medial ligament was worse than first feared meaning he could spend around three months on the sidelines: "We were disappointed to lose Kyle. He has now had surgery and we expect him to be out for around 12 weeks," said Swans boss Paul Clement. "The period of 12 weeks is an estimate, and we will have to see how Kyle responds to his rehabilitation." The news is likely to see Swansea continue in a 3-5-2, certainly in the short-term [after it served them so well at Selhurst Park], with Frederico Fernandez sitting alongside Alfie Mawson and Mike van der Hoorn. Sep 6 - 6:12 AM


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A scan on Kyle Bartley's knee has revealed damage to the medial ligament and the defender is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks as a result.

Bartley got the nod in a three-center back formation deployed by Paul Clement in the loss to Manchester United last weekend, and three of the four goals the Swans conceded came after Bartley was removed, so perhaps the defender was setting up for an extended run in the XI. Sadly, this injury puts a stop to that notion for the time being. Expect a four man back line then this weekend, with Mike van der Hoorn providing cover at center back until Bartley returns.
Aug 26 - 4:46 AM

Swansea City were 4-1 winners over MK Dons in last night's Carabao Cup but it came at a cost as defender Kyle Bartley had to be stretchered off with a knee injury.

Bartley went in for an aerial challenge and landed awkwardly on the knee, unable to leave the pitch without need for a stretcher. Paul Clement commented post-match that it was too soon to tell the extent of the injury but he expects the defender to spend "some time on the sidelines". You can all but rule him out to make the squad this weekend against Crystal Palace and the international break follows immediately after, so even in a best-case scenario, Bartley looks to be absent for a few weeks. There is little fantasy impact with the news, other than it makes Mike van der Hoorn the preferred backup at the center back position for the time being.
Source: Wales Online
Aug 23 - 4:26 AM

With Kyle Naughton lost for the remainder of the season due to injury and Neil Taylor set to serve his suspension for accumulating his 10th yellow card, bargain replacements from Swansea City are available for one's fantasy XI.

One replacement is clearly obvious, Angel Rangel, who had been a mainstay at right back until Naughton's arrival is the only full back with any senior team experience. He will likely flip over to left back which will give Bartley a chance at right back, though he is a center back by trade. The unfamiliar position should lower expectations of the Swans defense somewhat but they have the benefit of playing the last place Foxes next. If you like their chances defensively there, Rangel and Bartley can be had on the cheap.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Garry Monk has stated that center back Kyle Bartley and defense midfielder Leon Britton are fit and back in contention for Swansea City.

Bartley was given a crack a few months back when Federico Fernandez was injured, starting six successive games, but fell back into a bench role once Fernandez returned and hasn't played a minute since. Britton's story is nearly the same. He has also made six starts as an injury fill-in but is not much of a factor when the squad is healthy. The news is good for the club as it will increase their depth but it has no real fantasy impact heading into the weekend.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Kyle Bartley will require surgery on his knee after suffering a meniscus tear during a recent training session, with an initial timetable for his return set for up to six weeks.

Bartley had a run in the starting XI for six straight matches while Federico Fernandez was injured, making him the backup centerback of choice for Garry Monk over Jordi Amat. With this news, it bumps Amat up in the pecking order and he should get a crack in the side should Fernandez or the "played every minute on the pitch this season" Ashley Williams.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Kyle Bartley has been the center back of choice to fill in for the injured Federico Fernandez and looks a solid play now that Swansea City is entering a run of easier opponents.

Bartley would have been afforded more fantasy attention when he began deputizing two matches ago, but with Arsenal and Manchester City as opponents, investment in the Swans defense was never in the discussion. Starting this week facing Crystal Palace at home however, it is time to take advantage of the young budget defender.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:08:00 PM