ROMAN Bednar’s season hangs in the balance after a scan revealed the striker has suffered knee ligament damage.
The extent of the medial injury isn’t clear because of substantial bruising and the hope is the striker may recover in time for him to play again this season, but with only seven matches left the outlook is gloomy.
The scan results were the worst of birthday presents for Bednar, 29 yesterday, who has had little luck since joining the Seasiders from West Brom two months ago.
He has started only three games and has made a further six appearances from the bench.
The Czech suffered a dead leg against West Ham, which kept him out for a fortnight.
And moments after coming off the bench and scoring his first goal for the club against Leicester last Wednesday, Bednar jarred his knee in a 50-50 challenge.
Bednar said: “It has been stop-start since I came here and that is annoying because I am really enjoying my time at the club.
“I like the lads here and get on well with the gaffer, and all I want to do is play for the team and try to get the club promoted. The supporters are amazing and the atmosphere at home games is terrific.
“It was great to get that first goal but the injury just ruined the night.
“I can only hope that it turns out not to be too serious and that I can come back before the end of the season.”