Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan’s loan spell at Wigan is expected to be cut short after he suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Bogdan, who joined the Latics in the summer and was due to stay for the full campaign, was carried off on a stretcher during the second half of the goalless draw at Barnsley on Saturday.
Scans have revealed the Hungary international suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament, which usually means at least six months on the sidelines.
He told his followers on Instagram: “I have just received the result of my MRI scan, which showed that I tore my ACL in my right knee.
“It will be a lengthy recovery. I am sure I will return stronger.”
Bogdan, 29, was left surplus to requirements at Liverpool this summer after the acquisition of Loris Karius and rise of young keeper Danny Ward.
He was allowed to join Wigan on loan, where he has made 17 appearances so far this season.
Bogdan played six times for Liverpool, twice in the Premier League, since joining on a free transfer from Bolton in 2015.