Swindon Town Boss Dave Flitcroft has confirmed that Matt Preston will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
The defender, who has been in fine form in recent weeks, picked up a knock during the 1-0 win against Mansfield Town earlier this month and was sent for a scan to determine the full extent of the damage.
After the results delivered the news the club didn't want to hear, Preston went to see a specialist on Friday to seek a second opinion.
However, it now looks likely that the 22-year-old won't play any further part in Town's push for promotion this season.
"We've got bad news on Matt Preston," Dave Flitcroft said at his post match press conference on Saturday.
"He doesn't need the operation but his season is over.
"I'm gutted because he was in superb form.
"It is just another loss we've got to fully understand and move on from quickly.
"We will keep looking forward to an exciting future."
Everyone at Swindon Town Football Club would like to wish Matt Preston the very best of luck in his recovery.