Fuller to go under the knife
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old picked up the knock after a falling awkwardly in his team's 2-1 victory at Coventry last weekend.
Fuller's left knee became heavily swollen after the fall, and he now faces an indefinite spell on the sidelines.
The news will come as a big blow to North End as the Jamaican international has been in fine form so far this season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions.
Although no time limit has been put on Fuller's absence, the player will definitely miss both the club's Worthington Cup tie against Aston Villa, and next weekend's league fixture at Wimbledon.
"He (Fuller) had an MRI scan on Monday and this showed he had no significant ligament damage at all, so structurally the knee is intact," explained Preston physio Andrew Balderstone.
"However, we still have a little bit of concern because we don't know where exactly the blood is coming from, so on Wednesday he will have a small operation to get a better prognosis."
Preston boss Craig Brown was obviously disappointed with the injury blow, but remained adamant it would give other players the chance to impress.
"We were hoping to have Ricardo back for Saturday, but that will not be the case," stated the former Scotland coach.
"He'll have the op on Wednesday, and it then looks like a week on Saturday at least.
"With Richard Cresswell suspended for Saturday it does gives David Healy and Pawel Abbott a great chance to shine."