Aston Villa captain John Terry sustained a broken metatarsal in Saturday’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday and manager Steve Bruce is concerned he could be out for three months.
Adam Reach put the Owls ahead after just 16 seconds and matters were made worse for Villa when former England international Terry was forced off through injury in the 21st minute.
Jordan Rhodes added a second for Wednesday just after the centre-back left the pitch, with Villa also losing Robert Snodgrass during the opening period of the 2-1 defeat.
The news was not positive for Terry, who posted a picture of his right foot in a support brace on Instagram after the match.
“Devastated is an understatement to how I’m feeling tonight,” he wrote in an accompanying message.
“I have just had the news that I have broken my fifth metatarsal.
“I will be doing everything I can to get back fit as soon as possible.”