Huddersfield Town’s Elias Kachunga will be out of action for eight to 12 weeks, the club announced this afternoon (Monday).
Kachunga was stretchered off after 18 minutes of Saturday’s 4-1 away win at Watford FC.
The striker, who opened the scoring for Town in the sixth minute, collided with the Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes as he reached for the ball in the Watford penalty area.
Scans on his knee revealed a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injury that will keep him sidelined for two to three months.
“Subsequent scans have confirmed that ‘Kache’ has damaged his medial collateral ligament and, ahead of a visit to a specialist on Monday afternoon, he is provisionally expected to be sidelined for an estimated 8-12 weeks,” the Terriers said.
“Hi fans, my first goal in the Prem will not be followed by another one for Huddersfield in the upcoming weeks unfortunately,” Kachunga said on his Twitter account.
“That is really sad because I wanted to help my team. But now I need to focus on my rehab. Promise to comeback stronger. Thanks for your support!!!”
There is better news for Chris Lowe who was forced off with injury in the first half against Watford.
The left-back has not broken any bones in his foot and could be back as early as next Saturday to face Southampton FC at the St Mary’s Stadium.