Unlucky Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard has been ruled out of playing for about three weeks with a new knee injury, this time on his third knee.
The 32-year-old had to have surgery on his right knee shortly after he joined the Tigers in January 2009, and damaged his left knee whilst 'skylarking about' during the international break earlier this month.
Tigers boss Nigel Pearson told the club website: "Jimmy has suffered a meniscal injury on his third knee which will keep him out for an estimated three weeks. It is important to stress that this is neither of the knees that he has previously injured," he added.
"Scans have shown that he may not need an operation and, as such, it is expected that he will resume training shortly."
Bullard made the last of his four appearances this season in the goalless draw with Coventry at the start of the month.
He is now expected to miss the matches against Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Leeds and Preston.
Bullard joined Hull from Fulham for a club record £5m in 2009 but has been restricted to only 19 appearances because of a succession of his knee problems.
Despite Bullard's bad luck, fans showed they were very much behind the curly-topped, chirpy Cockney. One, Manchester_Tiger, writing on the BBC's 606 website, commented:
"It is sad but his body (specifically his three knees) cannot take professional football. Hurrah for Jimmy!"
Another City fan, Moys Kenwood, was equally supportive, saying:
"He ought to pull his fucking finger out, and start earning that £48,000-a-week!"