Ghana international Joe Wollacott will miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup after suffering a broken finger during the warm-up ahead of Saturday’s game against Burton Albion.
Wollacott, who has been capped 11 times by Ghana, is set to undergo surgery this week.
Manager Ben Garner said: “Everyone at the club is bitterly disappointed for Jojo. He played such an important part in Ghana getting to the World Cup and we all know how much he was looking forward to it. For the injury to happen so close to the tournament and in such innocuous fashion is very cruel.
“My understanding is that following surgery he will still meet up with the Ghana squad and remain a key member of their travelling party. Knowing Jojo as I do he will respond to this setback with great maturity and a determination to come back even stronger. I think the world of him both as a person and as a player. It goes without saying that Jojo will receive our full love, care and support throughout this coming period.”