Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop will be out for a number of months after rupturing his ACL in Saturday's game with West Bromwich Albion.
The Lilywhites' No.10 came on as a substitute in the clash with Darren Moore's men, but was tackled late as he set up Louis Moult for the chance that created Alan Browne's goal against the Baggies.
The 22-year-old was helped from the field and was scanned on Sunday, revealing the extent of the injury, that is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference for Tuesday night's game with Aston Villa, manager Alex Neil said of the injury: "Josh has got the same injury as Billy Bodin, he has done his ACL and will be out for seven months so he will miss the rest of the season. He is devastated and we are obvioulsy gutted for him.
"He just loves to play football and he works hard in training so we are devasted for him. Josh was really upset as he feared it was a bad one and unfortunately that's the case. The lads in the changing room, the staff and everyone at the club will be there to support him and give him the best care that we can.”
Josh will undergo an operation on the knee over the coming days and will then begin his recovery and rehabilitation over the coming weeks and months.
Everyone at PNE would like to wish Josh the best in his recovery.