Exeter City defender Pat Baldwin expected to miss rest of season

Pat Baldwin of Exeter City in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Exeter City at Sixfields Stadium on August 30, 2014
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Exeter City defender Pat Baldwin is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

Exeter City defender Pat Baldwin has been ruled out for up to nine months after undergoing knee surgery.

The 31-year-old, who joined the League Two club in 2012, had been suffering with the injury during the opening few weeks of the season.

"The irony is we didn't think he was that bad and he played two games with his knee as it was because we needed him to," manager Paul Tisdale told the Western Morning News.

"I have to make that point - the fact that he carried on and played even though he was in a lot of pain or stiffness. He felt compromised with his knee, but he carried on."

Exeter are currently in 20th place in the League Two table after taking nine points from their opening nine games of the season.

Paul Tisdale manager of Exeter City during the Pre Season Friendly match between Exeter City and Queens Park Rangers at St James Park on July 11, 2013
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