Joel Ekstrand: Watford defender set to miss rest of year with injury

Joel Ekstrand
Ekstrand has played 100 times for Watford

Watford defender Joel Ekstrand is expected to be out until December with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The 26-year-old Swede, who has played 25 times for the Championship promotion chasers, will undergo surgery on his left knee.

He suffered the injury in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Ipswich.

"The feeling for this type of injury is around the nine months mark to get back," said Hornets head of medical Richard Collinge.

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