WORCESTER City's Jimmi-Lee Jones could be out for the entire season after fracturing the tibia in his right leg.

Striker Jones picked up the shin injury from a block tackle during the first-half of City's 3-1 Worcestershire Senior Cup win at Stourport Swifts.

It is the second time former Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Jones has suffered a fracture to his shin.

At eircom League Premier Division side St Patrick's Athletic last season, the 21-year-old was sidelined for almost eight months.

"Jimmi-Lee has cracked his tibia," said City boss Andy Preece. "It's the same thing he did before he joined us.

"I'm really gutted for the lad, he's just had no luck at all. It's a massive blow to himself and for all of us.

"It was an innocuous challenge and for that to happen is horrible.

"There's very little I can say to him, other than to be as positive as he can. He came back from this last year and he's got to do it again," said Preece.

"Last time, he took seven or eight months to come back properly. It could be the same again, but we are hoping it's much quicker than that.

"It's a shame because he was working his way back to fitness and waiting for the opportunity in the first team.

"Obviously, we are going to look after him while he recovers from this."

With Jones out for the foreseeable future, City have just four strikers, including academy kid Troy Wood.

Preece has ruled out an immediate move for a striker.