Watford are anxiously awaiting news on James Chambers' leg injury.
The defender suffered a nasty gash to his leg during Saturday's defeat at Newcastle and had to have 12 stitches inserted to shore up the wound.
Watford are not yet sure how long Chambers will be sidelined for, but there is a fear he could be absent for the busy festive period.
"James Chambers sustained a nasty gash on his leg that needed 12 stitches at Newcastle," read a statement on the club's website. "It's too early to say how long he'll be missing for."
The Hornets are rooted to the foot of the Premiership and manager Adrian Boothroyd will want a full complement of players for the festive period.