Watford players Francisco Sierralta and Joshua King have been ruled out of international action after picking up injuries against Leeds United at the weekend.

According to the Chilean Football Federation, Sierralta has torn his femoral bicep, located in the thigh, and will not feature during the international break as a result.

In a brief statement released last night, they explained that the player will no longer play in their World Cup qualifiers during this week, following the results of an MRI scan.

It reads: "The Communications Management of the Chilean Football Federation reports that the Chilean National Team Medical Corps released the player Francisco Sierralta from the call for the qualifying matches in October.

The decision was adopted because the athlete presented in the last match of his institution, a left femoral biceps tear confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging carried out this Monday, October 4, whose recovery time exceeds the present summons."

Elsewhere, King has also been ruled out of action, with Norwegian national team doctor Ola Sand saying: "We had a slight hope that the scan he performed would give us a positive answer. The answer we got was unfortunately that Joshua is not relevant for the upcoming national matches."

The extent of the players' injuries is unclear, but it appears likely both will now miss action for Watford once the international break has finished.

The news will be concerning for new head coach Claudio Ranieri, who begins his tenure at the club with a difficult game against Liverpool a week on Saturday.