Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has confirmed that left-back Cristian Montano will miss the rest of the season.
Montano was replaced after an hour of the 2-1 defeat to Crawley on Saturday.
I was informed after the game that Cristian Montano will be out for the rest of the season. There is nothing I can do about that…
The converted winger has been impressive in the left-back position and leaves Vale without an obvious replacement.
Manager Neil Aspin told the press: “I was informed after the game that Cristian Montano will be out for the rest of the season. There is nothing I can do about that.
“He is a player we can ill afford to lose at the moment but that is the way things have gone, and the way things are going, and unfortunately we just have to get on with it.
“It is a massive blow because not only has he been doing well defending, which has probably surprised people, he is obviously one of our main attacking threats as well.”