Watford loanee Tommie Hoban will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a cruciate injury while playing with Aberdeen, it has been confirmed.

The Dons released a statement this afternoon confirming the injury, adding to a long list of blows the 25-year-old has suffered in his career.

It reads: "The club can this afternoon confirm Tommie Hoban suffered a cruciate injury during the match against St Mirren last weekend and will require an operation that will see him miss the remainder of the season.

"We are liaising with Watford FC, Tommie’s parent club, to plan the next steps ahead of his operation.

"Everyone at Pittodrie wishes Tommie all the very best for his recovery."

The injury is just the most recent addition to a long history of misfortune for Hoban, who has already suffered from a dislocated shoulder, a damaged Achilles and another cruciate injury during his career.

Following the news, Hoban took to social media to express his disbelief at the situation.

He said: "Struggling to come to terms with what happened at the weekend and really can’t believe I’m in this position again...but the scan has shown I’ve unfortunately suffered another cruciate injury. It felt so good to be back a part of it all the last month and I wish the season had gone differently. I’ve no idea what the future holds at this point but I’d like to thank everyone at Aberdeen FC for all the support they’ve shown me the last few days, and thank you for all the messages of support I’ve received."

The defender's contract at Vicarage Road is due to expire this summer.