Devastated Scott Wootton says he will ‘come back stronger’ after receiving the news that he will be out of action for up to nine months.
“I’m devastated if I’m honest,” Wootton told mkdons.com. “It’s incredibly frustrating, especially after I felt I had made a good start to life here at MK Dons – I was really enjoying it too.
“I know I’m in very good hands with the staff here and we’ll do everything we can together to ensure I come back stronger and a better player.”
Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton said: “Unfortunately, we knew from the moment of the collision that Scott had suffered a significant injury, which was confirmed yesterday after a scan.
“Scott is seeing a top London-based surgeon next week. It’s difficult to put an exact timeframe on it but this type of injury usually requires a rehabilitation period of around nine months.
“Scott is a professional and very strong-minded character and, between us, we’ll ensure Scott comes back in the best possible condition.”
Boss Karl Robinson added: “This news has rocked us all – we are gutted. Despite only being with us for a short time, Scott has made a big impression both on and off the pitch.
“He’s a leader and well liked by everyone so this is a difficult one to take, but knowing Scott like I do, he’ll come back even bigger and better than before.”