Scott Parker revealed on Thursday the upsetting news that Terence Kongolo will not play again this season.
The on-loan defender picked up an injury moments after coming off the bench at Blackburn Rovers last week, something he will not recover from in time to feature again in 2019/20.
“Obviously we’re absolutely devastated for Terence,” Parker told FFCtv. “He’s come in, a player which we liked and one we thought could bring something to the squad and to the team.
“I think I’ve said on numerous occasions that he probably gives us a different attribute to what we have in defence.
“It’s just such a shame for him that in his second game he comes on and in his first action he damages his foot.
“He’s going to be out for the remainder of the season, and he’ll be missed. It’s gutting.”
That was the only real update on the medical front, although Parker is optimistic Anthony Knockaert could be back in contention for our meeting with Barnsley at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
“Harrison Reed is still in the treatment room at this present moment in time,” he said. “Anthony Knockaert, who fell ill the day before the game against Millwall, I’m hoping will recover and be around it for the weekend. Everything else, is what it is.”