MK Dons: Scott Wootton out for up to nine months

Scott Wootton
Scott Wootton joined MK Dons on a two-year deal in the summer

MK Dons centre-back Scott Wootton will be out for up to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in Tuesday's EFL Trophy match against Barnet.

The 24-year-old was playing his fourth game since joining the Dons in August after leaving Championship side Leeds.

But after a collision in the game, the former Manchester United youngster will see a surgeon next week.

Dons boss Karl Robinson said the club was "gutted" for Wootton.

"Despite only being with us for a short time, Scott has made a big impression both on and off the pitch," Robinson told the club website.

"He's a leader and well liked by everyone so this is a difficult one to take, but knowing Scott like I do, he'll come back even bigger and better than before."

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