Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell will spend up to four more weeks on the sidelines after suffering an injury setback.
The 29-year-old was closing on a return from a hernia injury but then had to undergo a second bout of surgery, delaying his recovery.
Manager Martin Jol has confirmed Sidwell will spend up to another month out, ruling him out of Saturday's visit of Swansea.
He said: "Sidwell had an operation [on a hernia] but it was not an easy one and then he had another operation so that could take another three or four weeks."
Striker Orlando Sa is another Cottagers player who will miss out this weekend after suffering a hamstring injury and is also facing up to four weeks on the sidelines.
Jol added: "We have got an injury with Orlando Sa. He played with the development squad on Wednesday and got injured again with his hamstring."
Fulham have received some good news, however, with defender Aaron Hughes set to return after a calf complaint saw him miss the trip to Aston Villa last weekend.
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