Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban will spend a month and a half in the treatment room, the club have announced.
The 23-year-old striker suffered a recurrence of a foot injury, which kept him out of action between August and November, when the Whites hosted Queens Park Rangers in the English championship earlier this month.
He was substituted after 38 minutes and left Loftus Road on crutches after the game.
"Following scans and advice from consultants we can confirm that Caleb Ekuban will be out for six weeks with a small fracture to a bone in his foot," Leeds announced via their official website.
After the game, there were fears the frontman may be forced out of action for another four months, as happened with the first injury in August.
“Caleb has been very unlucky to pick up this injury," Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen said.
"However, he does not require surgery which will make the process quicker than we first thought.
“It's a blow for all of us as Caleb is a big part of our plans, although with Pierre-Michel Lasogga returning to training last week and Kemar Roofe and Jay-Roy Grot available to us, who can both play down the middle, shows how strong our squad is.”
Ekuban's setbacks have restricted him to only six Championship appearances thus far for the Whites in as many months, having joined Leeds in July.
He is yet to score in the Championship.
Last season, the Italian-born Ghanaian was on the books of Albanian side Partizani Tirana, where he scored 17 times in 34 league appearances.