Bradford defender Andrew Davies will be out of action for up to two months after it was confirmed he broke his arm.
Davies picked up the injury during his side’s clash with Peterborough on Saturday, which the Bantams suffered a 1-0 defeat, and Davies collided with Posh goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The 29 year-old was sent to hospital where X-rays confirmed he had broken his arm and he is set top have surgery to repair damage to a displaced bone.
Bradford boss Phil Parkinson told the club’s official website following the news: “It is clearly a blow to lose Andrew – he is probably fitter than he has even been at the moment.
“He has had a great start to the season but we have the players within the squad to cope. We can’t use this injury as an excuse.
“It is up to the player who comes into the side to replace Andrew to keep hold of the shirt now. We will regroup and come back strong.”
Davies had been unfortunate with injuries since his switch to the club, initially on loan, back in 2011.