Skipper gets bad news on injury."We will know more about the exact nature of the injury once I have spoken to the surgeon myself so we can't give exact timescales for his recovery at the moment."
"Sadly, that isn't the case and it looks likely that Luke will be out of action for the remainder of the season.
"We were hoping that it was just something minor in the knee and the operation could clear it up for Luke to be back in a couple of weeks or so.
The U's Physio said: "The news following the surgery isn't what we all wanted to hear.
An exploratory operation on Wednesday revealed more serious damage than first anticipated, and Tony Flynn warned that it could be next season before Luke is fit again.
U's captain Luke Prosser faces a lengthy injury lay-off.