Offrande Zanzala looks set to be out for "a significant period" with injury, his loan club Exeter City have revealed.

The Barrow AFC striker suffered a cartilage problem early into his spell in Devon.

Zanzala was loaned to Exeter by the Bluebirds in a bid to regain form and confidence, and he scored on his debut against Scunthorpe United.

But the Barrow summer signing limped out of his second game against Walsall.

And Grecians boss Matt Taylor said the 25-year-old is unlikely to return any time soon.

Speaking on DevonLive, Taylor said: “We are waiting for news from the specialist but early indications are that he will be out for a significant period of time.

“It’s a cartilage issue and he is seeing a specialist and that is all I can say right now, but it is more than likely going to be a significant period and if it is weeks, then I will be surprised.

“We don’t have a definite, but a specialist and surgeon will make that decision and we might not fully know until they go into the knee, so the fact he needs an operation of some sort suggests it will be a period of time.”

Taylor said Zanzala had jarred his knee under no contact in the Walsall game.

"To come out in this scenario is a real shame for the lad," he added.

“But he has to think about the longevity of his career and the next couple of years in terms of his football, make the right decision for him and we will support him as best we can."

Barrow sanctioned the loan move after Zanzala scored five goals in 27 games since his move from Carlisle United in the summer.