Manchester United will be without the services of Robin van Persie for up to a month, after scans revealed an injury to his ankle, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The 31-year-old suffered the knock during their 2-1 loss at the hands of Swansea City, and was seen wearing a protective boot after he left the Liberty Stadium.
It is believed that the Dutch striker will miss about a month of football due to ankle ligament damage, and Louis van Gaal will likely confirm the news in his upcoming press conference.
Despite being unable to replicate his previous scoring form, Van Persie is still leading the goal charts for the club, netting 10 in his last 24 league appearances.
The latest setback for Van Gaal could mean either Radamel Falcao or James Wilson may get the nod to start their upcoming home match against Sunderland.
Wayne Rooney returned to his usual role up top against the Swans and could once again be played as a striker, even though he has been used as a central midfielder in the last few months.