League One Portsmouth have been dealt a huge blow with the news that skipper Brett Pitman will have to undergo a knee operation, the club’s official website has confirmed.
The in-form forward has reportedly been feeling some pain in the knee over the past few weeks, so the club have taken the decision to sort the injury out now rather than risk further complications later in the season.
Pitman has been in excellent form for Pompey since their promotion back to League One, netting nine goals so far and leading his team from the front as the south coast club have climbed to a comfortable mid-table position in the third tier.
The former Bournemouth and Ipswich talisman moved to Pompey in the summer this year and has already made a big impression on proceedings. He suffered an injury earlier in the campaign when he required surgery on a broken nose, but will be looking to get back to fitness as quick as possible from this latest setback.
The report claims Pitman will miss between two and four weeks while he recovers.
Pitman’s operation will be a big loss to Portsmouth, and they will certainly miss his goals.
However, it could prove a wise decision in the long term for the club, who will be keen to see him back to full fitness for the busy upcoming Christmas period and beyond.
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