Bohemians manager Keith Long has confirmed that Izzy Akinade is set to be out of action until after the mid-season summer break.
The Bohs’ striker has been missing since last August, after having his spleen removed.
Long told 98FM’s Jamie Moore that Akinade is in hospital at the moment, after sustaining a blood clot following the surgery.
The Airtricity League season has its mid-season break in June.
And Long expects Akinade to return to action shortly after that.
He was speaking after Friday night’s 2-0 defeat to Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division at Dalymount Park.
"There's nothing to be too concerned about in relation to the blood clot, apparently it's natural after the surgery that he's had, so he's not necessarily set back in his recovery."
"Izzy went in in January to get it (spleen) out by keyhole (surgery) and the surgeon refused to do it at that time so we had to have a more invasive operation.
“So his recovery time we will be looking at the other side of the summer break I'd imagine"
Akinade has been a key figure for the Bohs side since his arrival from Bray Wanderers in 2015, scoring 10 goals in 18 appearances for the Gypsies in his first season.
He was also included in the shortlist for the 2015 PFAI young player of the year award.