Aston Villa youngster Harry McKirdy is set for a spell on the sidelines, he has confirmed on social media.
McKirdy took to Instagram to share the news that he has suffered a torn hamstring and he will miss 12 weeks of action.
It is the latest setback for McKirdy, who has already spent time out injured this season.
And with Aston Villa’s attacking players in form, he faces an uphill task of returning from an injury and making a name for himself at Aston Villa.
Moreover, he is likely to miss out on a January loan move away from Villa Park to further his career.
The 21-year-old has previously spent time with Stevenage and Crewe Alexandra in the lower leagues and those spells have helped him develop as a player.
But after suffering a hamstring injury in a youth game against Plymouth Argyle, McKirdy is unlikely to attract any attention in January.
McKirdy, who is a versatile attacking player, has not made his first-team debut for Aston Villa and his chances of getting into the side look very slim after this injury setback.
He is able to play as a striker but Tammy Abraham, Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan, Keinan Davis and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy are preferred.
And in an attacking midfield role, he is unlikely to replace Jack Grealish, Yannick Bolasie, Albert Adomah, Anwar El Ghazi and others.
Unfortunately for McKirdy, it looks like his Aston Villa career is all but over.