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Fulham hope to have Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon back before the end of the season after having surgery on his broken jaw.

The 23-year-old forward, who is on a season-long loan at Craven Cottage, suffered the injury while committing a foul against Kadeem Harris in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff on Saturday.

Fulham said on Sunday, after Piazon took to social media to encourage supporters he has unfinished business at the Sky Bet Championship club, that he will need a rehabilitation period of approximately two months.

Piazon said: “Thanks God the operation was fine! Will be out for a while but I am coming back, can’t finish my season for the whites like that.”

Piazon has scored six goals in 25 games across all competitions for Fulham this season, having made just one Premier League appearance for Chelsea in his career, which came in the 2012-13 campaign.