POSH LATEST: Brisley back at Peterborough United because of serious injury

Shaun Brisley is treated by the Northampton physio.

Shaun Brisley is treated by the Northampton physio.

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Peterborough United centre-back Shaun Brisley’s successful loan spell at local rivals Northampton Town has been cut short by a knee ligament injury.

The 25 year-old was forced off after just 10 minutes of the Cobblers’ 2-1 League Two win over Stevenage on Saturday (October 24), and a scan has revealed the seriousness of the damage suffered. He’s expected to be out of action for between six-to-eight weeks.

Brisley, who still had two weeks of his loan spell to run, will now return to London Road and concentrate on working his way back to fitness.

“Shaun is going to be out for between six to eight weeks, as he’s damaged the medial ligaments in his knee,” said Cobblers boss Chris Wilder, who has seen his team lose just one of nine Sky Bet League Two games since Brisley arrived at the club.

“That is really disappointing for him, because he has been superb in his time with us. I would like to thank Shaun for his efforts, because he has played a big part in our recent run. He has been outstanding.

“Hopefully he will make a speedy recovery.”

Brisley hasn’t featured for Posh since he was substituted at half-time in the 4-1 Capital One Cup defeat at home to Charlton on August 25.