Gabriel Tamas is unlikely to play many more games this term after suffering anterior cruciate ligament rupture.
Watford FC have confirmed that central defender Gabriel Tamas is likely to miss the majority of the 2014-15 season after suffering a ruptured cruciate ligament against Bournemouth last weekend.
"The Hornets can confirm that, following his injury on Saturday against AFC Bournemouth, Gabriel Tamas has suffered a rupture to his anterior cruciate ligament.
"The defender was stretchered from the field after 32 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Cherries at Vicarage Road.
"He now faces a number of months recovering and regaining his fitness following the serious knee injury."
The Romanian international collided into Callum Wilson at Vicarage Road and collapsed to the floor in agony. It immediately appeared he had suffered a serious injury and after lengthy treatment he was removed from the pitch.
The summer signing, who joined on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers, is now all set to watch his team-mates battle for Premier League promotion from the sidelines for the majority of the season.
It is the latest in a long line of issues out of Watford's hands that have blighted their season. Giuseppe Sannino stepped down as manager after a promising start to the campaign, new boss Oscar Garcia has been in hospital treated for serious chest pains and they still haven't got their long awaited fourth stand open - a blight for Watford fans for many a year now.
But at least these problems are not causing them too many problems on the pitch. Watford go into this weekend's tie with Blackburn Rovers fourth in the Championship and just two points behind the leaders Nottingham Forest.