Gerard Deulofeu has been ruled out of action until Easter, leaving new boss Javi Gracia disappointed with the news.
The on-loan winger limped off during the 1-0 win over Everton last Saturday evening, leaving Gracia to become concerned over his injury.
And, the Spanish coach’s worst fears were confirmed by the former Barcelona winger, who tweeted: “Unfortunately I will be out from the pitch for some time, but I will work hard every day in order to be back and ready to play.”
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After failing to make the grade back at boy-hood club Barcelona, Deulofeu was quickly sold to Watford in January to gain sufficient playing time.
His return to England came after just six months at Barca following a return from Premier League side Everton.
Considered a flop at Goodison Park during his time at the club, Everton fans were forced to retract those comments shortly after his move to Watford
Their change in opinion came after the Spanish international produced a 10 out of 10 performance against champions Chelsea, scoring in a 4-1 win for his new side shortly after signing.
Deulofeu will return to the Camp Nou in the summer, but it is expected he will be offered out to other European and English clubs.