Sky Bet Championship: Charlton defender Milos Veljkovic ruled out for season
Last Updated: 13/02/15 5:33pm
Charlton have been dealt an injury blow with the news that on-loan defender Milos Veljkovic will miss the remainder of the season after dislocating his shoulder.
Veljkovic, borrowed from Tottenham, sustained the injury during the Addicks' Championship defeat at Middlesbrough last weekend and the 19-year-old will require surgery to rectify the problem.
"This, unfortunately, means that his season is all but over because those kind of injuries normally take around 9-12 weeks to come back from," Charlton first-team physiotherapist Erol Umut told the club's official website.
"He is very disappointed and said he wanted to try the rehabilitation route, rather than the surgical one, but the damage is quite severe.
"It's a bad one and the shoulder is unstable now so he has been advised by the Tottenham medical staff as well as the shoulder specialist that the best thing for him to do is have an operation.
"He will undergo the operation on Monday and I will stay in touch with Spurs about his rehabilitation from that point onwards."
Veljkovic has made three appearances for Charlton since joining the club from Tottenham last month.
The Serbia Under-21 international, who has played twice for Spurs since moving to White Hart Lane from Swiss club FC Basle in 2011, is set to undergo an operation on Monday.