The Leeds United defender Leif Davis has undergone surgery.
Davis has played five times for Leeds this season and was on the bench for the Whites' 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup third round earlier in January.
But Leeds Live are reporting that the 20-year-old could miss up to a month of football after a 'routine' operation to clear up cartilage in his knee this week.
Posting on social media on Wednesday, Davis said the procedure 'went well' - presumably resisting the urge to say 'very good'.
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Leeds were without two others in David's position, Barry Douglas and Gaetano Berardi, for Saturday's defeat to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship.
And Kalvin Phillips's straight red card in that game only adds to Marcelo Bielsa's woes at the back.
The central midfielder, Adam Forshaw, and forward, Tyler Roberts, were also absent from a Leeds side reportedly keen to strengthen both out wide and up front.
But it remains to be seen whether or not a new defender will be added to the Whites' list of January targets.
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