Fulham have been dealt a major blow regarding the fitness of Fabio Carvalho ahead of their upcoming Championship clash.
In recent comments cited by the Fulham website, Marco Silva revealed that the 18-year-old is set to miss the club’s Championship fixture against Birmingham City on Wednesday evening due to injury.
However, the 44-year-old went on to claim that Harry Wilson could be in line for a return to the side following his own recovery from a knock.
In his comments, Silva said: “Harry Wilson is good, he’s okay. He’s making steps to play tomorrow.
“We have some more doubts about Fabio. He got a knock to his foot, on his toe. Against Stoke, he played with some pain in his foot, and after that it got a little bit worse.
“It’s not something really, really serious, but we are trying to reduce the pain so he can train in a high intensity and can be ready to play as well.”
Considering just how impressive Carvalho has been for Fulham so far this season, and how poor the Cottagers looked without the attacking midfielder in their loss to Blackpool last weekend, the fact that the teenager looks set to miss what is sure to be yet another challenging test against Birmingham will undoubtedly have left Silva gutted.
Indeed, over his five Championship appearances this term, the £225k-rated youngster has scored three goals, provided one assist and created two big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.4 shots and making 2.2 key passes per game.
However, it once again looks as if the Portuguese manager will have to make do without the starlet on Wednesday evening, something which is sure to put a huge dent in the club’s chances of leaving St. Andrew’s with a positive result.