Fulham winger Harry Wilson could miss the first six weeks of the Premier League season after picking up a knee injury during a behind-closed-doors friendly against Aston Villa on Friday.

The Welsh international, who enjoyed such a superb first year at Craven Cottage, will be a huge loss to Marco Silva in the early weeks of the season and was replaced by Bobby Decordova-Reid in the startling line-up for Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Villarreal this afternoon.

Silva told his post-match press conference:

“Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah are both injured. We played a behind closed doors friendly last Friday and they got injured that game. We’re waiting on the medical staff but it doesn’t look good. Harry’s injury is in his knee but we’ll wait for the medical staff.”