Stanton out for two months
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stanton faces six to eight weeks out after sustaining the injury in a reserve match at local rivals Grimsby Town.
His absence means Iron boss Brian Laws will need to look to add some backline cover in his Glanford Park squad by pursuing a loan signing.
"Nathan had an operation on Saturday and we expect him to be out for six to eight weeks," confirmed Laws.
"That is bitterly disappointing and we will have to look it very seriously whether we try and bring some cover in on loan.
"When you lose a player of Stanton's quality, it will obviously be a massive blow.
"He has had a difficult start to the season with injuries and hopefully after this, he will be back to his commanding best."