Brentford midfielder Mathias Jensen has admitted it has been hard for Mikkel Damsgaard with his injury.

The 27-year-old Denmark international is currently on international duty while the winger has been sidelined with an injury since he came off the bench in the Bees’ league win over Fulham in August.

Speaking to the Danish media, relayed by Tipsbladet, Jensen has revealed his Brentford teammate wasn’t able to figure out the injury he was nursing.

“It has been difficult for Mikkel. He has had something with his knee that they couldn’t really figure out what was. Most players find it hard to keep their spirits up when they are injured. It is difficult as a player if you do not know exactly what is wrong,” Jensen said.

Towards the end of September, Brentford manager Thomas Frank had confirmed the 23-year-old underwent a surgery after visiting a knee specialist. He had also hoped issues with Damsgaard’s knee would be resolved after going under the knife.

At the start of this month, Frank told the club’s website the Dane could return to training soon. The manager mainly used him as a substitute in the league as the attacker was restricted to nine starts last season.

The Premier League side signed Damsgaard from Sampdoria in 2022 and he finished his debut season with one assist from 29 games, which came against Gillingham FC in the EFL Cup.