Swansea City have reportedly asked the winger Jefferson Montero to stay at the club following his injury in the game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Montero was supposed to be in Ecuador today, as the national team are in preparations to face Uruguay and Venezuela for the World Cup Qualifiers.

Swansea City lost to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Sunday, with Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among the goals, but Montero impressed for Swansea in the second half.

But speaking to El Telégrafo, the team doctor Andrés Arce confirmed that the player has a fracture in the fourth metacarpal of his right hand.

Despite being a regular starter for Ecuador, the team already couldn’t call on him in the last two World Cup Qualifiers games. Due to a hamstring injury, the player was out of the matches against Chile and Bolivia.

The good news is that Ecuador beat Chile 3-0, and even after a 2-2 draw against Bolivia, they got the three points because the opponents were sanctioned by Conmebol for having used an ineligible player.

Ecuador are currently in third place of the table, in front of powerful sides such as Chile and Argentina. They must do well to keep this straight World Cup qualifying spot, so Montero is missing a couple of very important games.