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STOKE have been left reel­ing by the news Bojan Kr­kic is out for the sea­son with a cru­ci­ate knee lig­a­ment in­jury.

The for­mer Barcelona for­ward went off af­ter scor­ing in Stoke’s 4-1 FA Cup win at Rochdale on Mon­day night.

The Pot­ters are yet to con­firm the length of his lay-off, but re­ports from Spain are say­ing the in­ter­na­tional will be out for be­tween six to nine months.

He left Spot­land on crutches be­fore hav­ing scans on yes­ter­day.

The player is now sched­uled to see spe­cial­ists in Lon­don to­day ahead of surgery.

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