Daryl Janmaat has started all Premier League games for Watford this season and was substituted only once, and that came during his side’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

He also made two appearances for the Netherlands during the international break, but the former Newcastle United man will not be able to represent the Hornets or his country at least until the end of next month.

Wasserman, a sports marketing and talent management company, who look after the 29-year-old confirmed the right-back has undergone a “minor intervention on his meniscus” and that will keep him out of actions for at least five weeks.

“Daryl Janmaat will not take action in the coming weeks. The 29-year-old player of Watford FC and international of the Dutch national team has undergone a minor intervention on his meniscus and is expected to be out for five to six weeks,” a statement read on Wasserman’s official website.

Javi Gracia’s side secured the services of Marc Navarro from Espanyol in the summer and the 23-year-old has made only one appearance for the English club, which was during the Carabao Cup win over Reading in August.

Watford face Arsenal, Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town in October and the Barcelona-born defender is likely to be fielded in the starting lineup in the absence of the Dutch international.