Bluebirds forward Offrande Zanzala is set to undergo surgery next Saturday after sustaining a knee injury during his loan spell with Exeter City.
The front man was forced off during the early stages of The Grecians’ 2-0 win at Walsall last month and it’s now been decided that an operation is the best course of action.
City boss Matt Taylor has revealed that the length of time Zanzala will have to spend on the sidelines will not be known until after he has undergone surgery next weekend.
“We’ll only know fully once he’s out of that surgery and the surgeon gives his report,” Taylor told City’s Official Website.
“There is a primary tear which we feel will be a straightforward one to take out of his knee, in terms of the the meniscus and the cartilage, and that could be a four-to-six-week job.
“But the secondary tear is a little bit more complicated and will require some repair work - and how detailed that repair work is, will determine how long he’s out for.
“We still hope he can play a part this season and we will expect him to play a part this season and it’s certainly something we’re looking forward to when it happens.”