Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint has undergone an operation on his dislocated knee and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
The 24-year-old suffered the injury in the win over Shrewsbury on 8 March and manager Steve Cotterill confirmed on Saturday, before their 0-0 draw with Swindon, that Flint's season was over.
The defender has since posted a picture of himself on Twitter from hospital.
Flint has made 43 appearances in his first term at Ashton Gate.
The former Alfreton man joined City from Swindon in June for a reported £300,000.
Cotterill has covered for Flint's absence by signing Watford defender Nyron Nosworthy on loan.