Stafford Rangers have been given bad news after learning that striker Nathan Smith could miss the rest of the season following his motorcycle accident.
The 21-year-old suffered a bad knee injury after crashing his motorcycle at the end of last season and has not featured at all during the current campaign.
The news their proven goalscorer is unlikely to return anytime soon will come as a blow to Stafford, who are languishing in 17th in the Conference with a goal difference of -13.
"In terms of goalscoring and finishing he's the best we've got at the club so we will miss him," Rangers boss Phil Robinson told BBC Sport.
After winning promotion in May, Stafford have struggled for goals in Smith's absence, netting only nine times in 14 games.