Fulham midfielder Darren Pratley – currently on loan at Brentford – has sustained a bad injury while playing for the Bees against Oldham in the FA Cup.
The injury will mean that the promising youngster is unlikely to play again until next year.
Bees boss Martin Allen said “He has been assessed by our medical team and will now be reviewed by Fulham’s medical team”
“Unfortunately he’s going to be out for a while and the early impressions are that it will be for at least a month.
“With his loan ending in January, talks with Fulham will be ongoing.”