Winger Ruled Out For 2 Months During Fulham’s Crucial Promotion Battle; Can They Cope?

Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon is set to face a lengthy period on the sidelines after he went under the knife to fix his broken jaw. The 23-year-old will now be out for a period of two months.

Piazon’s injury is a mighty blow to Fulham’s promotion hopes as the Cottagers are eying a return to the English top flight. Fulham have been playing in the Championship for the past two seasons and this is their third term in the English second tier since getting relegated from the Premier League in the 2013-14 season.

The incident happened when the Brazilian collided with Cardiff City player Kadeem Harris. He has been very impressive for the Whites this season and has also netted six goals for them. He was initially signed for a four-month tenure but after watching his form, the club decided to extend his loan stint until the end of this season.

Fulham released a statement regarding his injury, “Following an injury sustained in the first half of our 2-2 draw with Cardiff City, the club can confirm that Lucas Piazon underwent surgery on his jaw on Saturday evening.

“A rehabilitation period of approximately two months is expected. Further information will be [released] in due course.”

Piazon had earlier plied his trade with Reading and this is his second term in the Championship. The winger had made only one appearance for Chelsea and that too came way back in 2012. Fulham are currently seventh in the Championship, five points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday who are sitting in the final playoff places.

Piazon was cautioned by the referee after he fouled Harris in the 2-2 draw against Cardiff City. Piazon is very determined to be back before the season ends and posted a picture of himself on Instagram after the operation. Fulham failed to maintain their winning run but managed to rescue a point against Cardiff City through Neeskens Kebano who scored at the stroke of 68th minutes to give the Cottagers a solitary point from the game.

Given that a promotion to the Premier League via playoffs is still very much on the cards, this was a devastating blow to Fulham. The question now remains, can the Whites cope without Lucas Piazon for the next 2 months? If the answer to that question is yes, maybe Piazon can be that ‘new signing’ who helps Fulham over the line in the playoffs.

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

Barcelona Vs Sporting Gijon Preview, Trivia, Predicted Line-Ups And Odds

Next Story »

3 Players Likely To Leave Sunderland At The End Of The Season

T40 SCOUTING

  • 21 Y/O Norwich City Ace High On The Radar Of Top PL Clubs Including Manchester City: A Scout Report!

    3 weeks ago

    Norwich City star James Maddison has been linked with a move to the Premier League with a number of clubs interested in securing his services this summer. ...

    Read More
  • How Lazio Can Finish Off A Special Season In The Serie A

    1 month ago

    Who do you think of when asked about the teams that play the best football in Europe? Man City? PSG? Bayern? Barcelona? While those giants of the ...

    Read More
  • Chelsea Maintain Their Interest On This Highly Rated Bundesliga Star: A Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey’s rise to fame has seen a number of English clubs, including the defending champions Chelsea, being linked with the Jamaican footballer in ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Linked With €60m Summer Move For 22 Y/O Portuguese Winger: A Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Liverpool are being linked with a summer move for Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins. According to recent reports, the Reds target has a €60m release clause which can only be activated ...

    Read More
  • Naby Keita, The New Liverpool Signing: Does He Possess All The Ingredients To Become A PL Superstar?

    5 months ago

    Liverpool’s recent cameos in the transfer market have raised a lot of eyebrows, especially after the stunning €78.8m coup of Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk in the January ...

    Read More