WATFORD star Gerard Deulofeu is likely to be out of action for the remainder of the season.
Nigel Pearson confirmed the 25-year-old suffered an ACL injury during Saturday's incredible 3-0 win over Liverpool.
Deulofeu was carried off the pitch on a stretcher in the 36th minute after he fell awkwardly during the first half.
After the final whistle, Pearson told Sky Sports: "Unfortunately for us the scan results really show he is probably going to be out for the rest of the season.
"The initial scan results show that he has got an ACL (injury), which is a really bad thing for us because he has been such an important player for us.
"He's a really good lad as well.
"I think it is upsetting for the players when one of your colleagues gets an injury like that during a game.
"Certainly for us he will be a miss, but having said that Roberto Pereyra went in yesterday and I thought he did very well when he went on.
"But for sure Gerry is going to be a miss for us. But we'll have to cope.
"It's important we look forward with a positive mentality but it's certainly not good news for us for sure."
Deulofeu, who joined the club in 2018, has made 28 appearances in the Premier League this season.
Watford went on to win the game 3-0 – which shattered Liverpool's dream of an invincible season.
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