Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas, currently on loan at Championship side Bristol City, has been ruled out for six weeks after undergoing a surgery.
Kalas was involved in a clash of heads with his Bristol City teammate Marley Watkins during Friday’s Championship clash at Wigan and had to be replaced with 15 minutes remaining.
A scan revealed he fractured his jaw his two places and he has now had surgery which will rule him out for up to six weeks.
The injury will be a huge blow for Kalas and Bristol City after the Chelsea loanee had formed a defensive partnership with Adam Webster at Bristol City. He has been ever-present in their team since joining from Chelsea on loan.
Kalas will miss games against ston Villa, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday before the international break with the surgery ruling him out of action until November at the earliest.
The 25-year-old Czech international defender joined Chelsea in 2011 and made his competitive Chelsea debut as a substitute for Juan Mata in a 2-0 win at Arsenal in the League Cup. Kalas made his Premier League debut for Chelsea in a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, playing the whole 90 minutes after starting in place of the injured John Terry.
He has had loan spells at Vitesse, FC Koln, Middlesbrough and Fulham. Last season, Kalas was at Fulham and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.