Huddersfield Town forward Elias Kachunga has been sidelined for up to three months with medial ligament damage.
The DR Congo international opened the scoring at Vicarage Road in the sixth minute with his first English Premier League goal as the Terriers cruised to a 4-1 victory over Watford.
However, in the 19th minute, the former Borussia Monchengladbach and Ingolstadt striker was stretchered off after a collision with the Hornets goalkeeper, Heurelho Gomes.
After undergoing scans on his knee, the John Smith's Stadium outfit confirmed that Kachunga has damaged his medial collateral ligament and could be out for eight to12 weeks.
#htafc Injury Update:
🤕after scans on his knee, @ekachunga15 is expected to be out for 8-12 weeks with an MCL injury
🙂it's good news for Chris Löwe, who has no broken bones in his foot and could be fit for Saturday!
Details ➡️ https://t.co/cMEhMK4FYA
(DTS) pic.twitter.com/9sc6yYhRem — Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) December 18, 2017
The striker is a key member of David Wagner’s team and has made 17 league appearances this season.
Huddersfield Town, placed 11th in the English top-flight log, have garnered 21 points from 18 games and they visit Southampton for their next league outing on Saturday.