Last Updated: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:29
Wales boss Chris Coleman says Ashley Williams faces a race against time to be fit for the clash with Cardiff on November 3.
The Swans skipper hasn't played since the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last month due to an ankle injury and there are concerns the 29-year-old could be sidelined for some time with the issue.
Williams recently linked up with the Wales squad in the hope he would feature in their upcoming World cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium.
However, following a scan on his injury on Monday, Williams was ruled out of both games, and Coleman fears it could be some time before the defender is available for Swansea again.
"I've talked to Ashley, he was here on Monday and we scanned him immediately," Coleman told the South Wales Evening post. "It was clear he wouldn't be able to play and I don't suppose he'll be back for Swansea's next game or the one after that. How quickly the injury settles down, I don't know.
"Looking at the scan, talking to our medical team and liaising with Swansea, it was never going to happen.
"I'm not sure when he'll be back, probably two or three games after this international camp."
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