Fulham have been dealt a blow with the news that defender Zdenek Grygera is expected to be sidelined for around six months with a serious knee injury.
Grygera, 31, sustained the injury in the first half of Fulham's 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.
The club have now announced that the Czech ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament and is facing a lengthy period on the treatment table.
A statement on the club's official website read: "The club can confirm that Zdenek Grygera suffered an ACL rupture during the match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday November 6.
"It is estimated that the recovery period for an injury of this nature is approximately 6 months. The club will update further on Zdenek's progress during the course of his rehabilitation."
Grygera joined Fulham from Juventus during the summer on a free transfer and his outing versus Spurs was his fifth league start for the Cottagers.