Kazenga LuaLua: Brighton & Hove Albion winger sidelined by injury

Kazenga LuaLua
LuaLua joined Brighton in November 2011 following three separate loan spells with the Seagulls

Championship strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion will be without Kazenga LuaLua for several weeks after the winger suffered a knee injury.

The 23-year-old was forced off before half-time during Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to Fulham after sustaining ligament damage.

"It's not an ideal situation," Brighton boss Sami Hyypia told the club website.external-link

"He has the ability to hurt teams. He has done well this season, so losing a player like him is not nice."

DR Congo-born LuaLua has scored three goals in 22 appearances this season.

Brighton have won just one of their last 15 league games and dropped into the Championship relegation zone on Saturday.