Huddersfield Town forward Elias Kachunga has been dealt a cruel blow, as the knee injury he sustained at Watford has been revealed to rule him out for up to three months.
The 25-year-old was carried off on a stretcher soon after he scored the opening goal in the 4-1 win on Saturday, a goal that would mark his first ever in the Premier League.
“Subsequent scans have confirmed that ‘Kache’ has damaged his medial collateral ligament and, ahead of a visit to a specialist on Monday afternoon, he is provisionally expected to be sidelined for an estimated 8-12 weeks,” the Terriers said on their official website.
David Wagner has handed Kachunga a regular starting spot in the Premier League so far this season, seeing him make a total of 19 apps in all competitions so far.
The attacker joined the West Yorkshire side on a season-long loan from German club Ingolstadt in July 2016, before the move was made permanent during the summer – with the Terriers parting ways with a fee of £1.1million to secure their man.
The injury update from the club wasn’t all bad, however, as it was announced that Chris Lowe – who was forced off just before half-time – has had scans on his foot, and the damage is not as bad as expected, meaning the German could be available for Saturday’s Premier League game at Southampton.
Kachunga took to his social media account to thank Town fans for their continued support.
“Hi fans, my first goal in the #Prem will not be followed by another one for Huddersfield in the upcoming weeks unfortunately,” Kachunga said on his official Twitter account.
“That is really sad because I wanted to help my team. But now I need to focus on my rehab. Promise to comeback stronger. Thanks for your support!!!”