Colchester United striker Kwesi Appiah is expected to be back in action before the end of the season.
The on-loan forward hyperextended his left knee in the first half of the Northampton game at the end of February, but played on before being replaced on the hour mark in the 1-0 defeat.
Scans and X-Rays have revealed that he has sustained a tibial plateau fracture, along with a partial tear to the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle and a PLC injury to the joint capsule.
U's Physio Haydeon Clifton said: "The initial thoughts were that Kwesi wouldn't need an operation, and the specialist confirmed this following the scans."
"It's settling down as expected and the signs are that he will be back playing before the end of the season, maybe in about 4-6 weeks time."
One player who did need surgery was Alan Judge, and he is now at home recovering after going under the knife last week.
Alan told us: "From what I've been told, the op went well, now it's just a case of resting up at home to let the swelling go down before starting the long rehab process."