IRELAND striker Troy Parrott has been ruled out for the forseeable future after injuring himself during a goal celebration.
The Spurs’ loanee came off the bench to seal a winner for The Lilywhites in their 3-2 Championship win against Norwich City.
BUT unfortunately the player injured himself after scoring his first goal for the Championship side before being substituted himself.
Now the club’s manager Ryan Lowe has confirmed the extent of the injury after the player underwent scans.
“He’s had his scans and whatnot. It’s not as bad as we first thought but we’re obviously in dialogue with Tottenham Hotspur as well now because he’s their player, so Jacko [Matt Jackson] is on with them.
The manager says the World Cup may come at a good time for the 20-year-old as it will give him time to recover during the break while the tournament is on.
“I think the World Cup’s come at a good time for Troy because he will miss a large part, but the fact of the matter is we’ve got that break.
He added: “We won’t have him for the foreseeable future, but after the World Cup when we’re back in action.
“Hopefully he’s back fit and ready, so it’ll give us enough time not to rush.
North End’s boss Ryan Lowe revealed that he was gutted for the player after the Dubliner scored his first goal of the season at Carrow Road last weekend.
Lowe added: “I’m gutted for Troy because obviously he just scored his first Championship goal as well.
“Although he’s been out the team, he’s been fantastic.
“He’s alright, he’s in good spirits now. He’s got over it, and we’ve just got to make sure he’s alright for the next time he’s available.”
Th injury means that the player will miss Ireland’s friendly fixtures against Malta and Norway in November.
There were four of Parrott’s Rep of Ireland compatriots involved for PNE during the 3-2 win at Carrow Road, with Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne, Sean Maguire and Robbie Brady all starting.
Preston lie eighth in the Championship, just two places outside the playoffs after their forth win of the campaign.
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