JOSH Wiggins is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a double leg break in Great Wakering Rovers’ Isthmian League Cup clash with Hullbridge Sports.

The contest was abandoned after the Wakering winger was injured in the process of giving Wakering a 2-0 lead at Burroughs Park.

And Wakering player-manager Steve Butterworth confirmed Wiggins underwent successful surgery as he started his road to recovery.

“Josh suffered a double leg break and he had pins put into his leg,” said Butterworth.

“He went into surgery in the early hours of this morning and, by all accounts, it was successful.

“Unfortunately, Josh will now be out for the rest of the season and it is a shame because he had been patient and just got into a good run of form, having scored four goals in his last four games.

“These things sometimes spur players on and he is a strong lad, so I’m hoping that will be the case with him.

“He suffered the injury while scoring because the Hullbridge player attempted to tackle him but, unfortunately, Josh’s foot was planted when he made contact.”

Wiggins’ goal came after Southend United loanee Jon Benton put Wakering ahead.

It is not yet known whether the Isthmian League Cup encounter will be replayed.