PARS midfielder Joe Thomson will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury, it has been confirmed.

The 22-year-old took to social media to confirm that he won't play again before the summer after he was stretchered off during the recent home match with Ayr United.

Last week, head coach Stevie Crawford admitted that the former Celtic player's injury was "not looking great" but was awaiting the results of a scan to determine its extent.

However, posting on Twitter yesterday, Thomson said: "Absolutely gutted my season is over through a tear in my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). However fully focused on getting back as quick and strong as possible for the new season."

Shortly before half-time during the 1-0 defeat, Thomson fell to the ground with no-one beside him, with halted for a number of minutes before he was helped off the field.

Thomson, who joined Dunfermline on a two-year deal last summer, has been a prominent feature in the side throughout the season, having made 32 appearances in all competitions.

He has also scored twice, in a 3-2 win at Dundee United on the opening day of the campaign, and the winner in February's win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.