17 Jan 2013

Wigan lose top player

12:26 pm on 17 January 2013

Wigan Athletic's Spanish defender Ivan Ramis has been ruled out for the English football season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The 28-year-old will undergo surgery and should be ready to return in time for the start of next season.

Ramis, who suffered the injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Fulham, joined Wigan from Real Mallorca in the close season and had made 19 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals.

Wigan sit one place above the relegation zone, ahead of Aston Villa on goal difference.