On loan forward Stephy Mavididi will be out for eight weeks with a hamstring injury, Charlton have confirmed.
Mavididi, who is currently on loan at League One side Charlton Athletic, damaged his hamstring in a 3-2 defeat to Oxford United last weekend.
The forward had to go off in the second half.
Before the scan, Charlton were hopeful that he’d only be out for three weeks.
Unfortunately, the results were not good. Mavididi will now be out for eight weeks instead.
It’s horrible luck for a player who had his season disrupted last year by a similar injury.
Charlton have since released a statement on the injury, reports This Is Local London.
“Stephy Mavididi sustained an injury to his left hamstring during Saturday’s game against Oxford United,” the statement read.
“The injury is the same side as the one he had last season, however, it is in a different place and not a repeat of the same injury.
“He has seen a specialist this week and the rehabilitation will be slightly more prolonged due to his previous injury and at this stage the tentative timescale has been set at around eight weeks.
“Our medical team are currently in close liaison with the medical team at Arsenal regarding his treatment and rehabilitation.”
Manager Karl Robinson also spoke about the injury on Wednesday, bemoaning the player’s luck but pointing out that it wasn’t as bad as his previous injury.
“We’re still not 100 per cent clear yet. We’re hoping to get more clarification from Arsenal in the next 24 hours. It’s a little worse than we thought. But we’ll have to wait and see what it is,” he told News Shopper (via This Is Local London).
“We think it’s part of the muscular tendon in the hamstring. It is on the same leg but it’s a completely different injury.
“We have to clarify everything with Arsenal before we decide on timescales. He saw a specialist on Monday night. We’ve got a plan for him, but there are so many different theories behind it, so it would be difficult to give a definite [return] date for him.
“He’s unlucky, injuries are just part and parcel of the industry, unfortunately.
“All of his injuries have come when he’s been off balance. We’re devastated for him, but it’s certainly not as bad as the last injury.”
Mavididi was in good form for Charlton, having scored two goals in four league appearances.
The striker has ambitions of making his first team debut next year, but will now be missing a good chunk of the remaining season.
He should be back in April, where he’ll be able to help his side in the closing weeks of the League One season.