The results of a scan have confirmed that Forest Green Rovers midfielder Sam Wedgbury suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in their home loss against FC Halifax Town.
The 27 year old, who has nearly 80 league appearances to his name in a Forest Green shirt, was stretchered off shorty before half time at the weekend.
He received oxygen on the pitch and is now set for up to nine months on the sidelines – ruling him out of this season’s play-off campaigns and likely until the start of 2017.
First team manager Ady Pennock was gutted to hear the news, having brought the former Macclesfield Town man to the club and seen him make up an important cog in his side for the last two seasons.
He said: “I am devastated for Sam. He has been great for us and this is a massive loss. It’s a bad blow and very sad.
“I know everyone at the club will wish him well and wish him all the best for his recovery.”
Wedgbury has made 42 appearances in all competitions this season, his second at the club, after joining from Stevenage in the summer of 2014.