Date: 16th December 2015 at 5:16pm
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Brighton have confirmed that winger Solly March has now been ruled out for the rest of the season following the injury he picked up in the game against Derby County.

Having been carried off last Saturday, it has now been confirmed that the England Under 21 international has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and this normally means a lay off of between six to nine months – so even if he’s on the earlier side of the recovery spell, it’s still a hell of a long time on the sidelines for the youngster – given his form that is a blow to him and the club.

Speaking to the Official Site to announce the news, manager Chris Hughton said.

‘It’s a huge blow for us; Solly has been in exceptional form in recent weeks, was catching the eye with some superb performances and we felt he was getting better with every game he played. One positive for Solly, with the advances in that area of sports medicine, is that he will come back from this injury as strong and fit as he has been – if not stronger.’

So far this season, March had made 17 appearances, scoring three times in games against Leeds United, MK Dons and Birmingham.

He is set for surgery later this weekend, and will begin his rehabilitation and road back to fitness in the New Year.

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