Fulham winger Neeskens Kebano will miss several months of football after rupturing his Achilles during a training session at Motspur Park.

A club statement this confirmed that the Democratic Republic of Congo international will undergo ‘specialist consultation’ to determine the appropriate course of action for the 30 year-old. Kebano’s injury is a bitter blow as the popular winger has been rejuvenated by the coaching of Marco Silva and Luis Boa Morte since the Portuguese pair arrived at Fulham last summer, with the former PSG man producing the best form of his Cottagers’ career as a result.

Kebano proved pivotal in Fulham’s Championship-winning campaign last season, scoring nine goals and adding seven assists in 44 appearances in all competitions. The former Charleroi and Genk winger – shipped out on loan to Middlesbrough during Fulham’s last Premier League campaign by Scott Parker – has made twelve top-flight appearances this term, supplying three assists, with the most recent teeing up Andreas Pereira for the Brazilian’s first goal for his new club at West Ham last month.

Fulham’s statement said:

“The club can confirm that Neeskens Kebano has unfortunately suffered a ruptured Achilles in training this week. He will now undergo specialist consultation and will be out of action for several months. Everyone at Fulham will be supporting Neeskens throughout his rehabilitation process, and we all wish him a speedy and successful recovery.”