FLEETWOOD Town midfield ace Jamie Milligan faces three months on the sidelines after a micro-fracture on his knee, which required an operation.
Milligan, who will not figure in Town’s five-match run-in until the end of the season, said: “The knee has been troubling me for a while now and I’ve had to have the operation to sort it out.
“It got to the point where it was just bone on bone, and I had to have the operation. The surgeon told me I’ll be out for a minimum of three months.”
The midfielder has had serious knee injuries before, and can take some comfort in the fact that he has bounced back and made a full recovery.
He said: “I have had knee injuries before and been out for around five months, and I’ve managed to come back after that so I’m confident.
“There’s nothing you can do about it really, you just have to get on with it and make a full recovery.”
The timing of the injury is a blow to Fleetwood’s play-off hopes, but Milligan is adamant his team-mates can carry on without him.
“I’ll still be going to the games, cheering on the lads and turning up to the training ground.
“I’m disappointed not to be playing in these kinds of games, but I honestly believe we have enough quality to get ourselves promoted and up to a level where I think we belong.”
Milligan added: “Hopefully I’ll come back next year and be able to contribute to the team at a higher level.”