Fulham attacking midfielder Andreas Pereira will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a suspected broken leg in yesterday’s defeat by Manchester City.

The Brazilian international, a £10m signing from Manchester United last July, had started every league game for Marco Silva’s side before coming off worst in a collision with Manuel Akanji at Craven Cottage. The 27 year-old has scored five goals and added six assists in 38 games for the Whites, but Silva confirmed that Pereira would not be available for selection before the end of the season during this afternoon’s press conference ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Liverpool.

Pereira will join American defender Tim Ream on the sidelines in the final weeks of Fulham’s campaign. Speaking about both players, Silva said:

“Tim and Andreas started all the matches this season. They are two big misses for us. Two key players for us. It’s not a normal scenario. It was a really unlucky afternoon for us. But now it is a chance for the others.”

Fulham are awaiting the results of MRI scan to learn the full extent of Pereira’s injury.