Imran Louza has played his final game for Watford this season, with the midfielder undergoing knee surgery on Monday.

Louza missed Saturday's relegation-confirming defeat away at Crystal Palace and will no longer feature for the remainder of the campaign, stating yesterday that he will now be recovering for "a few weeks".

In a post on his Instagram account, the Moroccan international said undergoing surgery was "the best decision" to make and that it would allow him to be "even stronger" in the future.

"A small meniscus operation yesterday afternoon which will take me away from the field for a few weeks," he wrote. "Not an easy time, but the best decision for me. A choice that will allow me to come back even stronger.

"Thanks to the @watfordfcofficial club for their help and support. Time for recovery and work with determination to come back as soon as possible. Thank you all."

Louza is not the only player to be struggling with a knee problem, with both Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr also ruled out of tonight's match with knee injuries.

Manager Roy Hodgson said he was not sure if they had played their final matches of the season, but said there was a chance that could be the case.

"I only found out about the pair of them today because yesterday was a second day of recovery," he said. "I didn't know yesterday about these knee problems, so as a result of that I couldn't possibly say.

"Their knee is bad and I think that's what's being assessed at the moment. We'll have to involve them in tests and MRIs, et cetera and then maybe we'll be in a better position to say.

"I still have rather hope that it won't keep them out for the next two games after this one, but if I was realistic, I suppose I would have to accept that chance is a good one that will happen."