Schwarzer sidelined by neck injury

Fulham announced on Wednesday that the club will be without goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer for at least a month because of a neck injury.

The Australia international suffered the problem in Fulham's 2-0 defeat to Swansea City on Saturday, and after seeing a specialist, it has been determined that it will be at least a month before he is available again.

"During the match against Swansea on Saturday December 10, goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer injured his neck," read a statement on the club's official website.

"Following an assessment by a specialist consultant on Tuesday evening, the club can confirm that he has sustained a compression injury to his thoracic spine and that he will be unavailable for four to six weeks, and is expected to return to play towards the end of January."

The 39-year-old Schwarzer has started all 15 of Fulham's games in the league this campaign, conceding 18 goals.

Manager Martin Jol has now recalled David Stockdale from Ipswich Town to fortify his goalkeeping options.