Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has voiced his displeasure at the challenge which left striker Andrew Johnson with a nasty shoulder injury.
The 28-year-old England international was injured in the Europa League clash with Ankar Perm at Craven Cottage and has been sidelined for nearly a month.
Hodgson said:"We know what shoulder injuries are like, you can recover quickly or not all. I'm still angry that it happened.
"In football you do get bad challenges sometimes, which maybe aren't even that intentional, that cost you.
"These things happen, but what annoys me about the Johnson situation is there was no attempt to play the ball or to soften the blow.
"It's caused Andy an injury which he will now have to learn to live with. His recovery is not optimal.
"He will have to learn to live with a deformity on his shoulder."