Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas believes his season may be over after suffering a suspected broken leg in Wednesday’s 2-2 Champions League draw with Barcelona.
“I fear the worst, which is that I have broken something,” said the midfielder.
“It is the fibula. I think I put my leg between [Carles] Puyol’s when I was fouled, and kicked it.”
William Gallas’ season may also be over after he suffered a calf injury, and Andrey Arshavin also faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury.
Gallas, who had just returned from injury, was carried off just before half-time, while Arshavin told his website that he expects to be back from his calf problem in two to three weeks.
“Gallas has a calf strain and will be out for a while now,” said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. “I took a gamble that didn’t pay off. Yes I regret that now. Arshavin has also done his calf.”
Fabregas, who was a doubt for the game, was only declared fit to play after the pre-match warm-up.
“When I took the penalty, I was quite strong, but after when I went to get the ball, I could not walk any more,” he added.
The Spaniard, who is suspended for the return leg in Barcelona after picking up a second booking of the competition, will have a scan on Thursday.
“We have to wait, but I hope I can wear the Arsenal shirt again this season,” he added.
“I do not think it is going to be good news, but still I hope there will be.”
In better news for Arsenal, striker Robin van Persie is expected to return to full training in two weeks after being sidelined since November with an ankle ligament injury.
Wenger revealed he hopes to “give him some big games to aim for at the end of the season.”