Carlos Corberán has revealed Grady Diangana will miss the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.
The winger limped off during the club’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough towards the latter stages of February with a foot injury, an issue which requires surgery.
Corberán believes Diangana will be absent for around “four to five months”.
The boss delivered more positive news regarding striker Brandon Thomas-Asante and midfielder Tom Rogic though, stating both could be involved in the squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Huddersfield Town.
The duo are back in training, with Rogic more likely to feature in the 18-man group this weekend.
Elsewhere, Corberán still expects forward Karlan Grant to be unavailable for four weeks, while goalkeeper Alex Palmer and defender Kyle Bartley are both “progressing well” according to the Spaniard.
Carlos said: “We have two different bits of news to share regarding the players who have been out of action recently.
“Tom Rogic is going to be involved in the squad on Saturday because he has progressed well.
“Brandon Thomas-Asante has been training today and we need to wait to see how he’s reacted before we can make a decision on him being in the squad against Huddersfield.
“We may have to wait and work in training with him for another few days before he returns.
“Unfortunately, with Grady Diangana, we had a second opinion and the outcome is still pointing towards surgery. We are going to be without him for four or five months.
“Karlan Grant is going to be out for about another four weeks.
“Alex Palmer and Kyle Bartley are progressing well. Alex has been training with our goalkeeper coach Gary Walsh and, all being well, as of next week he’ll be training with the group. That is obviously very positive news.
“Kyle is working with the physical coaches and is trying to get his fitness level up. Hopefully he’ll be back with the group in the next two weeks.”