Torquay United left-back Tom Cruise could miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
The 24-year-old former Arsenal youngster has not played since the middle of January.
"Tom Cruise is having an operation today and that could be him finished for the season," manager Chris Hargreaves told the club website.
"We only have eight weeks left and a knee injury is normally six weeks at least, so he will struggle."
Cruise is under contract until having first joined the Gulls after he was released by Arsenal.