Swansea's Britton set for hernia op

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton will travel to Germany for a double hernia operation next month.

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton will travel to Germany for a double hernia operation next month.

It is hoped the procedure will ensure the 30-year-old is fit in time to return for the start of pre-season training in July.

"For the last two months of the season my groin has felt quite tight, but I wanted to play through the pain and finish the season," said Britton.

"I missed parts of training in that time but it was necessary to ensure I was available for the games, although I did struggle a little bit in the last four to six weeks.

"I've had one hernia since December, and a scan around four weeks or so ago showed I had another one.

"So I will be flying out to Germany with Kate on June 2 and I'll have the operation two days later before flying back on the sixth."

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