Napoli defender Miguel Britos has revealed his frustration at seeing his teammates win without him.
The Uruguayan joined the Naples outfit in the summer, but sustained a broken foot in the team's pre-season friendly at Barcelona five weeks ago.
Napoli, meanwhile, have begun the season in strong form and find themselves comfortably in second place in their Champions League group and in joint-third place in Serie A after their weekend 3-0 win at Inter.
Britos revealed his frustration in only being able to watch his teammates from the sidelines.
"It costs me so much to see the successes of my teammates without being able to participate.
"I wish I could play right away, but unfortunately the injury I suffered needs time to heal because the break was in the bone, and so I must adhere strictly to the time needed for it to heal.
"I think a month, and if all goes well I will be available to [Walter] Mazzarri."
The club have confirmed the 26-year-old, who has yet to make his debut for the team, is due back in a month.