Martin Jol has confirmed midfielder Steve Sidwell will be out for six weeks with a hernia injury.
Sidwell missed seven matches earlier in the season after undergoing a hernia operation. The 29 year old could now have another operation to try to fix the problem.
Jol said: “We had an injury to Steve Sidwell and he will be out for four, five or six weeks”.
“He had a hernia operation as you know and it is almost the same problem. We have to wait but we fear he needs another operation.”