We are saddened to confirm Tom Bayliss will miss the remainder of the 2022/23 season with injury.
Manager Steve Cotterill has revealed Tom ruptured the ligaments in one ankle in last weekend's game against Morecambe and that the 23-year-old is now out for the rest of the season.
Tom becomes our third player to suffer a season-ending injury after Dan Udoh and George Nurse picked up ACL injuries at the start of the season.
Tom will have an operation to repair his ligaments when the swelling around his ankle has gone down.
Everyone at Shrewsbury Town wishes Tom the best with his recovery and we hope to see him back out on the pitch as soon as possible.
Steve Cotterill said:
"Tom will be out for the rest of the season now. He ruptured his ankle ligaments at the weekend and we're really disappointed about that. Nobody around him, he's just gone down in a hole in the penalty area so we're really, really disappointed with that.
"He's ruptured his ligaments so he has to have his ankle reconstructed and that will be him now until pre-season. It's a real blow.
"It will leave us short for today's game and for the rest of the season. I suppose nothing is new there, we've been short for the whole season, but it makes how well the lads have done even more remarkable.
"We must not let this define our season and Tom will be having an operation to reconstruct his ankle soon. We don't have a date yet because his ankle is still swollen and it's got to settle down and then we'll have a bit more of an idea."