Portsmouth forward Omar Bogle is set to miss the final three league games of the season, after picking up an injury against Burton Albion on Good Friday.
The Cardiff City loanee has netted four times in seven league starts for the South Coast club since his loan move from Wales.
But the 25-year old was taken off with injury against Burton, and missed their 2-1 win with Coventry City on Easter Monday – and speaking after his side’s win over the Sky Blues, Jackett said that he will miss the final three league games of the season.
“He’s got a knee and ankle injury after making a tackle, and he’s on crutches at the moment. There’s a quite a bit of swelling.”
“It will certainly be a week or two before it settles down, but it does look like his regular season is over.”
It is a big blow for Pompey, who are in with a real shout of automatic promotion this season. The Blues sit two points off the top two, with a game in hand on Barnsley.
Here, we discuss how big of a blow it is to the club’s automatic promotion hopes…
“This is news that Portsmouth really could have done without as they prepare to launch themselves into the top two.
“After a couple of disappointing loan spells, Bogle has done really well since joining Pompey, and has scored plenty of goals since signing in January.
“Thankfully, they have the likes of Brett Pitman and Oli Hawkins to step in and replace him, but it is still a massive blow.”
“This is irritating for Pompey.
“Bogle has certainly made an impact since signing on loan earlier this year, and his injury will have come at the worst possible time for Pompey.
“I really do fear for their promotion chances now, and they will have to try and cope as best as they can without one of their key players for the remainder of the season.”
“This feels more like a miss in terms of lacking an option for Pompey.
“Bogle’s game time has been lessened recently and Kenny Jackett’s side have found ways to win regardless, so it shouldn’t be a big concern immediately.
“That could change however if another of Portsmouth’s attacking men picked up a similar blow.”