Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering an ankle injury in training.
Taylor is understood to have suffered the problem in a challenge with Sol Campbell and, having undergone surgery on the problem on Tuesday, Newcastle say he will miss ten to 12 weeks.
Taylor said in the Daily Star: "These things happen on the training ground, but it's not great for me. I face a long hard winter now."
The paper reports that Taylor - who has not started a league match this season - was hopeful of securing a loan move prior to the injury.