Dons despair deepens
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 21-year-old had been earmarked as a ready-made replacement for the recently departed Nigel Reo-Coker, but this latest setback will rule the midfielder out for nine months.
Tapp went down during The Dons' 1-0 weekend home defeat to Stoke City and only really discovered the extent of his injury after midweek exploratory keyhole surgery.
''It's a massive blow and I'm gutted,'' Tapp told the club's official website.
''The doctor did the keyhole surgery and that revealed the extent of the injury.
''It's the worst you can get and I'll be out for a while.''
With Adam Nowland having joined Reo-Coker in the Wimbledon mass exodus, The Dons' fight against relegation looks to have taken another disappointing twist.