Super Eagles defender and Cardiff new signing, Jamilu Collins has been ruled out of the season after rupturing his ACL.
The Bluebirds left back was forced off injured nine minutes into the match against West Brom in the Skybet Championship.
Cardiff City boss, Steve Morrison who had earlier described the Nigerian as the ‘best in the league’ broke the bad news and expressed his distraught about the unfortunate injury.
Morrison explained that the 28-year-old will have to undergo a surgery to recover from his injury
“We won’t see him [Collins] again until next season,” Morrison said.
“It’s gutting for the lad. Really gutting. We are all here for him. We are going to make the next year the best it can possibly be for him.
“It’s the worst-case scenario. We will try and get him back for pre-season next year. One thing we do know is we will have one hell of a left-back next season.”
However, the Nigerian left back will take solace in his family moving in to stay with him, making the recovery process less draining.
“On a plus-point for him, his family has just moved over, and he has his family with him now,” Morison explained .
“The lads will get behind him, he will be around. I’m sure you’ll see his smiling face around the place. We have something else to fight for now.
“He is a great kid, he comes in with a smile on his face every day. He loved working every day with us, and we loved working with him. He is someone you want around.
“He is infectious. As soon as he has his operation and he’s a bit more mobile, he will be around the lads,” The Bluebirds added.
This will be a big blow for Cardiff City in this new season and for Jamilu Collins in battling Zaidu Sanusi and Calvin Bassey for Super Eagles left back spot.