Just days after being linked to Aston Villa, Cologne striker Jhon Cordoba has picked up a knee injury.
Cordoba moved to Cologne from Mainz this summer for £13 million and had enjoyed a mixed start to the season.
He had scored just twice, but one of these was a spectacular long range strike against Arsenal in the Europa League.
While Cordoba should return to fitness before January, this could well affect Villa's scouting plans for the next few weeks and see them concentrate their efforts towards other targets.
Cologne will get a taste of what it is like without Cordoba in the meantime, and is results go well, they could well be tempted by a transfer offer from Villa in January if the Championship side still deem him a priority.