AFC Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels will undergo surgery on a dislocated patella.
The left-back was stretchered off midway through the first half of the Cherries’ Premier League fixture against Manchester City last weekend, having injured his right knee.
Following assessment by the club’s medical staff, Daniels saw a specialist on Wednesday and once the medical procedure is complete, he will be ruled out for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
AFC Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, said: “We are devastated for Charlie, who had worked so hard to come back from his previous knee injury on his left knee in the second half of last season.
“Our worst fears were confirmed following scans this week.
“Charlie is a big character around this club, he has been a huge part of our journey and our rise through the leagues and he will continue to be just as important while undergoing his recovery.
“He will receive the best possible treatment and rehabilitation while he goes through this process, as well as the love and support of everyone here at the club.”