Rovers will be without talismanic skipper Rob Jones for around two months, Paul Dickov has revealed today.
Jones was sent for a scan earlier this week after suffering problems with his arm in the warm-up prior to Saturday’s defeat to Brighton.
And the centre half has been diagnosed with two bulging disks at the base of his neck, trapping a nerve which led to his arm issues.
Dickov said: “Unfortunately we won’t have Rob back for around six to eight weeks.
“Following this he will need a rehabilitation period to get back to match fitness.
“Physio Alex Dalton will be assessing Rob throughout and he will have further tests before he trains again to make sure it has settled.”
Jones originally suffered issues with his arm during the defeat at Reading but was given the all clear to face Middlesbrough a week later.
The issue flared up once again prior to kick off on Saturday, leading to Jones being switched for debutant Luke McCullough.