Preston striker Brett Ormerod suffered a broken fibula of his right leg in Monday's play-off semi-final defeat against Leeds, the club has confirmed.
Ormerod joined Preston on a free transfer from Southampton
Ormerod was stretchered off after just 10 minutes at Deepdale, following a tackle by Leeds' Jonathon Douglas.
North End lost the match 2-0, giving Leeds a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the Championship play-off final.
Blackburn-born Ormerod has scored four goals in 17 Preston appearances since joining from Southampton in January.