Mitchell Dijks will be out of action for two months, giving new Bologna signing Aaron Hickey more playing time.
The Dutch left-back has been struggling with injuries lately, to both his ribs and foot.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, the latest setback could require up to four months on the sidelines.
However, a statement from Bologna assured the diagnosis is much closer to two months.
He already had surgery on a fractured toe last season and seems to have hurt it again.
Bologna brought in Hickey from Hearts in the final days of the transfer session and the 18-year-old has already made his Serie A debut.
It’s another blow for the Rossoblu, who have also lost Gary Medel for six weeks following a serious thigh strain.
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