Report: Stoke City star Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season with knee injury

Bojan Krkic

The Spanish talent picked up an injury against Rochdale in the FA Cup.

Stoke City fans have been rightly worried, ever since their 4-1 win over Rochdale in the FA Cup last night, about the fitness of their star attacking option Bojan Krkic.

The Spaniard injured his knee in the game, and also scored the opening goal, appearing to be in serious pain when he left the field. He was spotted leaving the ground on crutches and it seemed as though the worst fears of fans was confirmed when rumours started claiming that he was out for nine months - meaning he would miss the rest of the season.

Those rumours stemmed from a report in Spanish publication Marca.

Marca have actually reported that Bojan will not be able to begin light training again for approximately six weeks. The report claims that Bojan has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee and will undergo surgery.

However, considering the severity of the injury and the potential length of a recovery once he begin light training again, in March, the report also states:

"This injury requires Bojan to say goodbye to the season."

Bojan joined the club in the summer from Barcelona and has been in great form in recent weeks. After a tough period since breaking onto the scene with Barca in 2007 it finally looked like he was on his way back to his best form.

This injury could therefore not come at a worse time for the talented 24-year-old, who will have to get himself as fit as possible for the 2015-16 season.

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