Chelsea midfielder Izzy Brown, currently on loan at Premier League side Brighton, is set to miss the rest of the season after limping off in Brighton’s FA Cup victory over Crystal Palace on Monday.
The 21-year-old tore his ACL following a clash with Crystal Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp after just six minutes.
Brown is set to return to Chelsea for treatment.
Brown confirmed the news on his Instagram account: “Not the news I wanted to hear. I have torn my ACL and it will need surgery to fix.
“I will come back fitter and stronger and hopefully be ready for next season.
“Thank you to everyone at Brighton for the love and support they showed towards me, the fans, the staff, and all the players.
“I’ve met some amazing people here and these memories will be with me forever. See you all next season.”