Manager Ryan Lowe has confirmed Ryan Ledson will miss the remainder of the season as he is set to undergo an operation on a knee injury.
The Preston North End midfielder has been struggling with a recurring problem during the current campaign and the operation is set to clear up those issues, but he is not expected to return before the end of the season.
It is hoped that this procedure will mean that Ryan can make a full recovery prior to the squad’s return to pre-season in June.
Manager Ryan Lowe said: “His knee’s fine in a way, but ultimately he needs another little bit of a clear out in there and I couldn’t risk Ryan until the end of the season by putting him into a game.
“I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if he was to take a nasty injury or challenge and that would be Ryan, so I took it out of his hands.
“I said ‘go and get the operation as soon as you possibly can’ and he’s due to get the operation in ten days’ time I think it is.
“That will see him finished now until the end of the season and then hopefully we can get Ryan back as himself, 100 per cent, for pre-season and we’ll have the Ryan Ledson who everyone has seen what he does.”
Everyone at PNE would like to wish Ryan a speedy recovery.