Plymouth Argyle have been dealt an injury blow with the news that captain Paul Wotton is out for the rest of the season.
The 29-year-old picked up a serious knee injury in last Saturday's 1-0 home win over struggling Hull City.
Wotton is thought to have ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and torn his medial collateral ligament against The Tigers, and is likely facing up to nine months on the sidelines as a result.
"The clinical diagnosis is that Paul has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament," Pilgrims club doctor told the Plymouth Herald.
"He has also got some tenderness down the inside of his knee and while it's possible he may have ruptured his medial collateral ligament, we think it's more likely to be a partial tear.
"I would say an average timescale for a straightforward ACL is probably in the region of nine months.
"Some people have been back within six months, but that is an exception.
"Michael Owen did his in June and he's just doing some light training now. That's six months on from when he did it and it could be another three months for rehabilitation."