Leeds striker Caleb Ekuban has been ruled out until November at the earliest after undergoing an operation on a broken bone in his foot.
The Ghanaian joined the Whites in a £500,000 deal from Chievo in July and had made an impressive start to his career at Elland Road by scoring on his debut against Port Vale and then impressing in the 2-0 win at Sunderland.
However, the player was injured in an off-the-ball incident at the Stadium of Light and now faces a minimum of two months out after being sent for surgery.
Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen, however, has a wealth of options up front since the club sold Chris Wood to Burnley for £16million in August, with Kemar Roofe scoring four goals in his last two games and the club since adding Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki to fellow August striker arrival Jay-Roy Grot.
The unbeaten Whites face Burton at Elland Road this Saturday, but still looking for their first home league win of the campaign.
Lasogga’s prospects of making his United debut against the Brewers, meanwhile, could be influenced by the imminent arrival of his first child. The on-loan Hamburg forward’s partner is due to give birth this weekend.