Marlon Fossey will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury that will require surgery and curtail his current loan stay with Wanderers.
The wing-back suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee in last Saturday’s loss to Plymouth and will return to Fulham for treatment.
That will end Fossey’s initial stay with Wanderers, which has seen the 23-year-old make a major impact in an ever-present run since January which coincided with the Whites’ climb towards the play-off places.
“He’s done exceptionally well since he’s been here,” said manager Ian Evatt.
“I think both parties have been excellent for each other.
“We have really helped him, we’ve supported him and trusted him with this opportunity.
“The fans have really bought into him and he’s performed really, really well.
“These things happen, though. It’s not too serious an injury and we wish him well but it’s enough to keep him out for the rest of the season.
“He will have surgery and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
Fossey, who racked up 16 starting appearances in his impressive two-and-a-half-month stay at the University of Bolton Stadium, therefore misses Saturday’s trip to Crewe Alexandra.
But midfielder Kyle Dempsey will be back in the Wanderers’ squad at Gresty Road after missing three games with a groin injury.
“Kyle has returned and he’s looked really good this week,” added Evatt.
“Lloyd Isgrove is back ahead of schedule and he’s training again and Kacha (Elias Kachunga) has another week in his legs.
“Kieran Lee and Josh Sheehan are doing really well, so things are looking up.
“For the one that’s missing we’ve got a few returning as well, which is good.”
Wanderers will have the benefit of an international break following the trip to Crewe to allow the returning players to further build up their fitness.
And defender Gethin Jones is also set to return to training next week following a period of compassionate leave following the loss of his mother Karen.
“It’s been a very challenging time for him and his family,” said Evatt.
“Some things are more important than football. The way he has supported himself and his family and conducted himself is something I’m very proud of.
“We’ve not put him under any pressure but I have been in constant dialogue with him and he feels right and ready to come back on Monday.”