Chelsea striker Izzy Brown, on loan to Brighton and Hove Albion in this campaign, is out for season after a knee ligament injury occurred in the FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace.
The 21-year-old is now expected to return to his parent club where he will undergo surgery, before a programme of rehabilitation.
Brown commented on his Instagram profile:
“Not the news I wanted to hear,” he wrote on his post.
“I will come back fitter and stronger and hopefully be ready for the new season.
“Thank you to everyone at Brighton for the love and support they showed towards me, the fans, the staff, & all the players. I’ve met some amazing people here & these memories will be with me forever.”