JAMES Dyson will not play again this season after breaking his leg for the second time in his career.

The Rovers midfielder suffered clean breaks to the tibia and fibular in his left leg after coming off worse in a 50-50 tackle minutes before the interval in his side's 2-1 victory at Taunton Town last Saturday.

An ambulance took him to hospital where X-rays revealed he would not need surgery to have supportive plates fitted.

It is another setback for the 24-year-old who was forced to turn his back on the professional game earlier in his career after breaking his leg while with Birmingham City.

Rovers boss George Rooney believes Dyson will be out for the rest of the Dr Martens Western campaign and said the team would miss him.

He said: "He's not going to play again this season.

"He's a very popular boy and a very important player for us. He's an exceptional footballer and brings a thoughtfulness with everything he tries to do."

The manager also looked at the wider picture of Dyson's future in the game. He added: "Without pre-empting his thinking, I think sometimes when you have two breaks you start to think it's time to call it a day in case there's a third."