Blues midfielder Michael Timlin visited a surgeon in London this afternoon to learn the extent of the injury he picked up against Leyton Orient.
Sadly, Michael has a displaced fracture of his tibia, which will see him miss the rest of the season.
The 27-year-old has, as Paul Sturrock described after the game, been a stalwart of the side this season and losing him at this stage of the season will be a big blow.
Ben Clarkson, Blues’ physio, said: “We visited the surgeon today and it was revealed that Michael would need to have it pinned and plated.
“It’s in a plaster at the moment but we will be looking into the options available. It can’t be left to heal unfortunately so it has to be worked on.
“It’s a real blow for Michael and the team, but he’s a strong lad and hopefully he will come back stronger on his return.
“Everyone here would like to thank the medical staff at Leyton Orient as well as those at Whitts Cross Hospital for their care last night.
“I know Michael also wanted to say thank you to all the fans for their messages of support.”