St Johnstone winger Drey Wright’s season is over, the Perth club have confirmed.
Wright has been one of Saints’ best players since arriving in the summer and his manager Tommy Wright has described the news as “hugely disappointing”.
The former Colchester United man will need an operation to repair a damaged anterior cruciate ligament after sustaining the injury in the weekend draw against Kilmarnock.
“Unfortunately, it’s hugely disappointing news,” said Perth boss Wright.
“The injury swelled up over the past 48 hours and a scan has revealed a damaged ACL which will require an operation and will result in Drey missing the remainder of the campaign.
“Of course, the important thing is that he receives the best treatment available to get him back as soon as possible but there’s no doubt that it is hugely disappointing news for the player and the club.
“He’s made a real impact since joining us and he’s a player who has excited the supporters but as is the case in football we just have to deal with it and help him come back fitter and stronger.”