Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar could be sidelined for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign with the knee injury he picked up against Southampton.
The 29-year-old was forced off on a stretcher in the 75th minute against the Saints, and Newcastle have since confirmed that the injury - a torn knee ligament - is as serious as it first looked.
Now, Schar has conceded that he will be sidelined for a "few months", meaning that any hopes of him featuring before the 2020-21 Premier League campaign concludes are extremely unlikely.
Schar took to Twitter to reveal the news, saying: "It's difficult to accept. I felt really good on the pitch and the team did well the last few games. Now i will be out for a few months and its gonna be a hard time.
"But I will try everything to be back on the pitch as soon as possible. And my goal will be to be ready for the Euros."