Anterior cruciate ligament blighted midfielder Alejandro Faurlin will be out of action for the next nine months as he recovers from the injury - and also surgery - after suffering an injury that has curtailed his career for a third time.
He said: "Ale has had his ACL reconstructed, using a different graft. He also had a very little reinforcement, which is a slightly different operation to the one he had previously.
"The surgeon was very pleased with how things went, which is positive. Ale is still in hospital but he's in better spirits now than he was a week or so ago so we're all grateful for that.
"The rehab will be quite an extensive one because it's a repair of a repair so we're looking at about nine months to get him back to fitness," he continued.
"His rehab will be fairly slow for the first couple of months, which will be quite frustrating for Ale.
"He's going to be on crutches for about six-to-eight weeks because of the nature of the repair. After that period, he'll then start to kick on with his recovery."
Faurlin made two appearances in the Premier League so far this season, having completed six tackles, one interception and has completed 78% of his passes.