The club can confirm that Drey Wright will miss the remainder of the 2018/19 season after sustaining a knee injury in Saturday's stalemate with Kilmarnock.
The winger limped off in the 66th minute of the weekend's 0-0 draw at McDiarmid Park and the news has proved to be worse than initially feared.
Speaking to the club's official website, the manager broke the news about Drey's damaged ACL.
“Unfortunately, it’s hugely disappointing news," Tommy said.
"The injury swelled up over the past 48 hours and a scan has revealed a damaged ACL which will require an operation and will result in Drey missing the remainder of the campaign.
“Of course, the important thing is that he receives the best treatment available to get him back as soon as possible but there’s no doubt that it is hugely disappointing news for the player and the club.
"He’s made a real impact since joining us and he’s a player who has excited the supporters but as is the case in football we just have to deal with it and help him come back fitter and stronger.”
Everybody at the club wishes Drey a full and speedy recovery.
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