Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, after dislocating his shoulder in action for loan club Fulham on Friday night.
The 20-year-old joined the Cottagers at the end of the summer transfer window, spending the 2017/18 campaign working under Slavisa Jokanovic in west London.
Ojo made his seventh appearance of the season at Loftus Road, but was forced off the field after 55 minutes, having landed awkwardly following a challenge from Joel Lynch.
He was stretchered off the field and taken to hospital, with Jokanovic revealing after the 2-0 win that Ojo had dislocated his shoulder.
And according to the Liverpool Echo, this could see the youngster miss the next three months of action.
This would be a bitter blow for Ojo, who spent much of last season on the sidelines recovering from a series of niggling injuries, making just two first-team appearances.
It remains to be seen whether he will stay at Craven Cottage to undergo rehabilitation or return to Melwood for the duration of his recovery.
But facing spending the rest of the year on the treatment table is a major disappointment, with Ojo having enjoyed a productive start to life at Fulham.
Ojo’s move to join Jokanovic’s side provided the ex-MK Dons youth with an opportunity to prove himself and secure a regular role under Jurgen Klopp in the future.
He had started in each of his six outings in the Championship, and played the full 90 minutes in Fulham’s League Cup defeat to Bristol Rovers earlier in September.
The winger also laid on Floyd Ayite’s opener in the Cottagers’ 2-1 win at home to Hull City, having set his sights on an improved end product this campaign.
“I chose Fulham because of the way they’re going, obviously they missed out on promotion last year and I watched the game and they were unlucky,” he explained on his loan switch.
“This year, the way Fulham play football is the best in the Championship so I think that was the main reason and I feel that will hopefully develop my game even more.
“Hopefully with games there will be more to come—I’m positive on the ball and try to make things happen and get shots and crosses off.
“My ambition is to help get the team as much wins as possible with goals and assists so that’s my main aim this season as well as help get the team promoted.”