Watford’s head of medical Marco Cesarini has confirmed that Almen Abdi has dislocated his shoulder, but was keen to emphasise that the midfielder won’t be out for too long.
The Swiss international fell awkwardly on his shoulder at Leeds on Saturday after scoring the second goal in the 6-1 win and was withdrawn from the action on a stretcher as a result.
“Almen’s having a scan today (Wednesday), but we’re confident the injury won’t mean a lengthy absence,” Cesarini told Watford’s official website.
Cesarini also provided further updates on other members of the Hornets squad who are currently sidelined.
Captain John Eustace is back at London Colney as he works his way back to fitness following a back operation.
Defender Nyron Nosworthy will see a specialist in the near future as he continues his rehab following a hamstring problem.
Prince Buaben, also out with a hamstring problem, continues his own rehabilitation and has now begun jogging.
Brazilian defender Neuton has also begun jogging on grass after turning his ankle in training, while another hamstring injury victim, Fitz Hall, returned to first-team training today after missing the last two games.
Ross Jenkins continues to make steady progress following a hip injury but Alex Geijo is not thought to be a doubt after complaining of a sore hamstring following Saturday’s win.