Injury-plagued Brentford striker Scott Hogan has suffered another setback and faces further surgery next week.
The 23-year-old suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in August shortly after arriving at the club from Rochdale in the summer.
Hogan went under the knife in September before travelling across the pond to Philadelphia in January as part of the recovery process.
Brentford’s medical chief Neil Greig said: “It's with great disappointment that I have to report that Scott has this week suffered an unfortunate setback in his recovery from significant knee surgery.
“Whilst participating in an unopposed team passing drill , Scott caught his foot in the turf whilst making a side-foot pass and has sustained a further injury to the same knee of a significant nature.
“The injury has been scanned and the orthopaedic consultant managing Scott's case has assessed the knee with the disappointing outcome that Scott will now have to undergo a further surgical procedure.
“At this stage the timescales for recovery are difficult to predict and I would anticipate knowing more on that front following surgery, which is likely to take place next week.”
It will be touch and go as to whether he will be fit to face Wigan on the final say of the season.