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Middlesbrough’s Mustapha Carayol out for four months

Oct 2, 2012, 11:08 AM | Article By: Adama K Jallow

Middlesbrough forward Mustapha Carayol will be out for up to four months with a knee injury picked up in the Capital One Cup win against Gillingham, BBC has revealed.

The 23-year-old hyper-extended his knee, and was initially cleared after a scan. However, the new assessment confirmed that surgery is likely to be required.

“He’ll be a huge loss for us, I’m hugely disappointed for him,” boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Tees.

“He has started his career so well and, hopefully, he’ll come back stronger.”

Gambia-born Carayol arrived at the Riverside from League Two side Bristol Rovers in August on a three-year deal.

He has since made five appearances for Boro, scoring two goals.