Will Nightingale came through AFC Wimbledon’s youth academy and made his first-team debut in January 2015

AFC Wimbledon captain Will Nightingale will be out for three to four months after having surgery on a hip injury.

The 24-year-old centre-back has been restricted to just 10 appearances for the Dons this season.

“When they operated on it, it was worse than what they suspected,” boss Glyn Hodges told the club website.