Bayer Leverkusen will be without forward Joel Pohjanpalo for a lengthy period after he broke his foot in training.
Pohjanpalo, 22, picked up the injury while training the day after his side's 1-1 Champions League draw in Monaco on Tuesday.
The Finland international has been ruled out "provisionally until into December'' by Leverkusen, who say he must spend the "next six weeks'' with a cast on his foot.
Some unfortunate news for @JPohjanpalo this morning...
The striker has broken a bone in his foot and will be out until at least December😰 pic.twitter.com/hsvgkNy3NQ
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) September 29, 2016
After the cast is removed in November, Pohjanpalo will recommence light training, although a return before the turn of the year is looking uncertain.
Pohjanpalo joined Leverkusen from Fortuna Dusseldorf in the summer and made his first start after four substitute appearances in the 3-2 Bundesliga win at Mainz last weekend.