TOWN defender Troy Archibald-Henville is expected to miss eight weeks of action following knee surgery.
The 24-year old has scored once in eight games for the Robins but went under the knife in Rome on Monday.
Swindon physio Paul Godfrey provided an update for the official website following the surgery. He said:
“There has been some speculation as to how long Troy would be out of action following his surgery. This was due to his recent scan not being able to state with certainty what type of surgery he would need to undergo, just that surgery was required.
“I am pleased to say that following the surgery yesterday (7.1.2013) Professor Mariani informed the club that Troy’s knee was not the worst case scenario and in fact, only had to perform a meniscal repair to re-attach and stabilize a small part of the cartilage on the inside of Troy’s knee.
“This injury is common amongst professional footballers and could have happened to any member of the Town squad. It is not to dissimilar to what happened to Jay McEveley recently.
“As a result, we expect Troy to now need approximately 8 weeks of rehab before he is fully fit again.”