Fulham have been dealt a quadruple injury blow ahead of their Championship fixture on Tuesday night.
According to a report by West London Sport, the Cottagers will be without the quartet of Harrison Reed, Anthony Knockaert, Terence Kongolo and Tom Cairney for their trip to Millwall on Tuesday, with all four players being ruled out due to injury.
The report added that Marco Silva will also have to make do without the suspended Harry Wilson, who will serve the first of his three-match ban against the Lions after being sent off for violent conduct in Fulham’s 5-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
While Cairney always appeared a doubt for the Millwall clash due to his ongoing knee problems, the fact that none of Reed, Knockaert or Kongolo have been deemed fit enough to take part in the fixture is sure to have left Silva fuming.
Reed has not featured for the Cottagers since their 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the penultimate game of last season due to a recurring knee injury, while Knockaert has not seen a minute of Fulham action following his return to the club after a loan spell at Nottingham Forest last term.
It is a similar situation for Kongolo, who only made one Premier League appearance last season as a result of an ankle injury, an Achilles tendon injury and undergoing knee surgery.
All of these injuries will come as a huge blow to Silva, who stated only yesterday: “Harrison has started training with us, we’ll decide if he’ll be involved. TC and Knocks are still in the same situation.”
However, it now appears as if the Fulham boss will have to once again make do without all four of the stricken players in what is sure to be a feisty affair at The Den, while Wilson’s suspension doesn’t help either.