Defender Shane Duffy will miss the rest of Blackburn Rovers season.
The 23-year-old has undergone a knee operation which rules him out for the rest of the campaign.
Rovers face a trip to Anfield next Sunday as they take on Liverpool in the FA Cup sixth round.
“It is devastating news both for the lad and the club,” said Rovers manager Gary Bowyer.
“He is an important member of the squad and it will be a big blow for him to miss important league and cup games.”
The Shantallow man himself took to twitter to express his disappointment: “Op went well this morning on my knee, gutted to miss the rest off this season but will come back stronger. I’ve been through worse!”
“Let’s hope the lads have a strong finish to the season now and a big upset in the cup !! #COYB.”