EMMANUEL Osadebe’s season could be over after a double break in his leg against Doncaster.

The winger was stretchered off after suffering the injury in a sixth-minute challenge from Liam Ravenhill.

Boss Mark Hughes admitted: “It’s not good news. It could very well be a double break so, if that’s the case, there is an issue with ligaments as well.

“He’s going to be out for a significant amount of time and our thoughts are with him.

“It’s a new club and he’d been playing exceptionally well in pre-season and was looking forward to the season like we all were.

“To have it cut short like that is really emotional for everybody. You saw the reaction of the players – some were really affected by it.”

City began their League Two campaign with a goalless draw for the fourth year running as Doncaster downed tools after Lee Tomlin was sent off just before half-time.

The Rovers striker was booked for delaying a free-kick being taken and then shown another yellow card when he fell theatrically after Jamie Walker stood on his foot.

Hughes was unhappy with Doncaster’s spoiling tactics which increased from that point.

He said: “They had a lot of guys going down too easily holding their heads and the ref bought that.

“It was a definite game plan from them and fragmented the game.

“19,000 people came here today to watch a game of football and unfortunately we didn’t really see one because the opposition didn’t want to engage.”

There were ugly scenes at the final whistle as players from both sides converged. City later confirmed that sub Kian Harratt was sent off for shoving Doncaster keeper Johnny Mitchell.