MICHAEL Tidser’s season could be over due to a suspected hernia, Morton manager Jim Duffy has confirmed.

The 25-year-old has experienced an injury-blighted campaign stretching back to a knee problem which saw him miss five weeks at the beginning of the season.

He then suffered an adductor injury at St Mirren in September and spent another two months on the sidelines before returning to action at the end of January.

But a recent calf strain is believed to have been caused by compensating for the long-standing pelvic complaint causing a reassessment that has brought to light a suspected hernia.

Ton boss Duffy told the Tele: “It looks as if Michael Tidser has a hernia and he’ll be out for the rest of the season.

“He had a pelvic problem a few months ago and he just felt it has never truly went away, and they think the recent calf strain has been because he has been compensating in his running style.

“Because of that they then looked at one or two other things and the medical staff think it’s a hernia.

“He’s going to see a specialist on Wednesday I think it is, and if it is confirmed to be a hernia he will need to get an operation and that will be at least an eight-week recovery.

“So it’s very frustrating for the player and very frustrating for us. We’ve basically not had him for the whole time he’s been here really.

“It’s bitterly disappointing for the boy because he’s desperate to try and impress, but these things happen.

“Sometimes you get these periods in your career where just one thing after another seems to come along and you can’t seem to get a clear pathway to try and prove yourself. So I’m devastated for the boy but at the end of the day there is nothing we can do about it.”