Paul Sturrock has today revealed that on loan defender Stephen Arthurworrey has returned to Fulham for treatment on his knee injury.
The defender picked up his knee injury in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory over Coventry City and was forced off early in the defeat to Mansfield Town days later.
Manager Sturrock said: "He went back to Fulham and had an x-ray and there is knee damage of some sort,
"Fulham have explained that he is going to need an operation and that obviously puts him out of contention here for a while.
"It's a massive blow."