Spireite Ollie Banks will hopefully be back in time for the start of next season ... “stronger and better”.
The midfielder will miss the remainder of this season through injury.
But it is hoped the 21-year-old will recover in time for the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
“He’ll be back stronger and better - he’s a good player and one of the bright lights for this club going forward so we all wish Ollie a speedy recovery,” said manager Paul Cook.
Banks kicked the bottom of fellow midfielder Jimmy Ryan’s boot during the early stages of last weekend’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley, and scans have revealed ligament damage in his right foot.
He will miss the Spireites’ final six Sky Bet League Two fixtures as Chesterfield look to seal promotion and maintain their challenge for the title.