Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell out for up to six weeks

Steve Sidwell
Sidwell played the full 90 minutes against West Brom on Wednesday night

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a hernia injury.

The 29-year-old spent time out earlier this season after undergoing a hernia operation and could face more surgery after suffering a similar injury in their 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Manager Martin Jol revealed the playmaker faced a lengthy period out.

"We had an injury to Steve Sidwell and he will be out for a long time for four, five or six weeks," Jol said.

"He had a hernia operation and it is almost the same problem. He had an operation and we have to wait but we fear he needs another operation."