Burnley are preparing to send striker Martin Paterson to the continent for specialist treatment in a bid to end his on-going thigh injury.
The 24-year-old was withdrawn at half-time of Burnley's 2-2 draw with Watford on the opening day of the Championship on Saturday.
Paterson broke down with the same thigh tear on two occasions last season, but manager Eddie Howe is determined to banish the problem this time around.
"It's a real blow for Martin and for us," Howe told the Lancashire Telegraph. "We just want to get him fit and we'll do whatever it takes.
"If that means sending him abroad for treatment, whatever it may be, whether we look abroad for alternatives methods of treatment now.
"We're talking to several people to see the best course of action. It's a little bit too early to say where we're going to send him.
"There are things out there, there are people abroad - in Germany - who come highly recommended and are specialists in this type of injury.
"It's quite rare that you get the same injury recurring like this, so we maybe need to attack it from a different angle."