Brentford have confirmed on their official club website that attacker Sergi Canos has suffered a serious knee injury, just a day after it was announced that he has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Spanish winger Sergi Canos has enjoyed a successful start to the 2019/20 season, providing three assists in 10 Championship games for Thomas Frank’s Brentford side. And, the club rewarded Canos for his good form by giving him a new four-year deal with the club, keeping him at Brentford until 2023.

However, Canos looks likely to have a long spell on the sidelines, with Brentford confirming on Thursday afternoon that the midfielder has suffered a serious knee injury, picked up in the weekend’s game against Nottingham Forest. The statement writes that Canos will undergo recovery and rehabilitation before he returns to action, with a return date not provided.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank spoke upon the confirmation of Canos’ injury, saying:

“The injury is extremely sad news for Sergi, but I know he will have a bright future at Brentford FC and that is why we have signed him to a new contract. Injuries are the worst thing for a player and long-term ones are tough but Sergi is strong, he has a great family support network and a superb group of staff looking after him here.

“I know everyone at the Club will be doing everything they can to get him back as soon as he is ready and able. This is a blow for the team, Sergi has been one of our most important players this season. We will miss him, but this will be a chance for someone else to come in and step up for us.”