KENZER Lee could be out of action until 2020, according to Bowers & Pitsea boss Rob Small.

The central defender suffered a knee injury in Bowers’ 2-0 victory over Potters Bar Town last weekend.

And Small fears Lee, who is certain to miss tomorrow’s trip to Enfield Town, could be set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

“We still don’t know the extent of the injury because we have to wait for the swelling to go down but it’s look looking good,” said Small.

“I don’t think he will be available this side of the New Year.

“It was an awkward injury because his foot got caught underneath him.

“He was in a lot of pain and, although he and the physio are more upbeat now, I still think he will be out for a while.”

While Lee has been ruled out of this weekend’s Isthmian Premier League clash with Enfield, Callum Leahy could make his return from suspension.

However, Small may decide to stick with the unlikely partnership of Tom Hine and Lewis Manor at the heart of the defence after they helped Bowers keep a clean sheet at Potters Bar.

“Callum is back from suspension, which is a positive, but we were really pleased with how Lewis and Tom played and we kept a clean sheet so it’s something to think about,” added Small.

“Lewis is obviously a centre forward by trade, but he is a team player and will do anything that is required of him.

“He is Mr Bowers after being here for more than five seasons now and he just wants to win.

“Lewis will play wherever to get three points.”

While Enfield are in the play-off spots, Bowers are 17th in the table.