A hamstring injury has curtailed the start of Watford forward Troy Deeney's season.
The 26-year-old sustained the muscular problem during the recent 1-0 triumph over Blackpool and, according to the club's medical staff who assessed the player post-match, he could be out of action for "a matter of weeks".
Deeney is not only an influential player due to his role as captain, but he is also effective in his position as striker as, in seven Championship appearances to date, Deeney receives an average of 46 touches per game, attempts over three shots per game and has returned three goals.
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Watford are currently third place in the Championship table having returned 15 points from a possible 21 - and are just two points adrift of pace-setters Nottingham Forest.
Manager Oscar Garcia will be hoping Watford can maintain that momentum during Deeney's absence, as the player is expected to miss out on a hat-trick of upcoming fixtures including a Saturday clash against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road, a trip to Blackburn Rovers and a home clash against Brentford.