BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press
Raith Rovers starlet Lewis Vaughan has seen his worst fears realised after he was diagnosed with ruptured knee ligaments.
The 19-year-old, who kicked off the season with two goals in his first two games, suffered the injury during a seemingly innocuous collision against Albion Rovers.
He travelled to Yorkshire on Monday afternoon for a consultation with one of the country’s leading specialists on knee surgery, Steve Bollen, who confirmed the young striker has suffered ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage.
Vaughan will now undergo surgery to repair the tear before embarking on a lengthy rehabilitation process.
With the general recovery time for a ruptured ACL around six to nine months, Vaughan faces a race against time to play any part in the 2015/16 campaign for Rovers.