Anton Forrester's successful loan spell with Bury has been cut short through injury.
The 20-year-old striker sustained a serious knee ligament injury during the Shaker's match with Fleetwood Town last week and has now returned to Rovers.
Bury boss David Flitcroft confirmed the news: "Anton is in a bad way, he has done his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and his MCL (Medial Cruciate Ligament), so now he will be out for between six and nine months.
"I've spoken to Anton and he's a young lad that is trying to make his way in the game, but the saving grace in this - Blackburn Rovers have one of the best physio's in the country in Dave Fevre, they have all the right equipment. Anton could not be in better hands. We've been very professional in this and so have Blackburn.
"Now we just wish him well, he's phoned all the lads and sent them texts. The lad is gutted because he wanted to be a part of this until the end of the season. He has to have a real belief now and from the club we all wish him well and thank him for what he has done for us, his goals have been very important to us."
Forrester joined the League Two club at the beginning of the season, initially on a six-month loan deal which was subsequently extended for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign, he made 31 appearances for Bury, scoring seven goals.