Everton striker Louis Saha claims he may not play again this season due to an ankle injury suffered against Fulham on Saturday.
Saha has been often troubled with injury throughout his career, but the latest setback leaves manager David Moyes with just one recognised striker to call on in Jermaine Beckford, with Yakubu out on loan at Leicester.
''I'm on crutches, I don't feel good,'' Saha told L'Equipe. ''I don't know whether I will have this ankle problem for days, weeks or months. But it's going to be difficult for me to play again before the end of the season.
''It's tiresome to get all these injuries. They all come along just when I'm starting to get a run going. It is hard. It sucks. But I'm trying to think positive.''
Moyes has said he will not recall Yakubu, despite the situation, and will wait until the summer before making an overall decision on the forward.
"We have got a few players out on loan and I'm sure, come the end of the season, we'll assess it and see what the situation is,'' he told Sky Sports News. "But, the one thing is, it's good that he is getting games. He needs the games. We couldn't quite get him in the team at the time.
"Louis was in good form and there were one or two others coming through. But it's good to see him [Yakubu] playing. He is at a club who have got a really good chance of getting into the play-offs if they win a few games, so we will wait and see come the end of the season."