Ballarat City star Dom Swinton looks likely to miss the remainder of the National Premier League two west season following a nasty injury on the weekend.
Swinton engaged in a one-on-one contest with his Murray United opponent on Saturday, resulting in a wayward boot connecting with his elbow. The outcome, a complete fracture of his ulna and a dislocated elbow.
Swinton, who has kicked the second most goals for City this season with five, had surgery on Sunday and returned to Ballarat on Monday.
While disappointed, Swinton remained hopeful of playing in City’s final game of the home and away season as the second-bottom City continues to fight to steer clear of relegation.
Swinton said it was typically a 4-6 week recovery, the NPL2 season has five weeks remaining, however a bye in August will give him an extra week to get right.
“I’m hoping to be back for the last game,” Swinton said.
“I managed to see basically all of the game...the important thing was to get the three points.
“It was good to get a hard-fought 1-0 win and hopefully that will keep us in good stead for next week.”
The last long-term injury Swinton had was in 2005, where he missed 10 weeks with a knee ligament concern.