On-loan Lincoln midfielder Chris Herd has returned to Aston Villa after suffering a season-ending injury during the Imps' defeat to Notts County.
Herd was forced off early in the second half of the 3-1 loss on Tuesday night and scans have revealed the 21-year-old has medial ligament damage that will keep him out for at least a month, thus meaning he will not feature again this campaign.
Herd joined Lincoln towards the end of November and made 22 appearances for the League Two club in all competitions scoring four goals.
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