Kelvin Etuhu has been ruled out of action for up to two months ahead of Cardiff's trip to Reading.
The forward, who is on-loan from Manchester City, suffered ankle ligament damage during Sunday's 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle and will now return to Eastlands for treatment.
The news will come as a big blow to Bluebirds boss Dave Jones who managed to snare the 21-year-old on a season-long deal. Having put in an impressive substitute appearance at the weekend Etuhu was a strong contender to start at the Madejski Stadium.
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