ATK Mohun Bagan suffered a blow ahead of its Indian Super League campaign as its striker Jobby Justin was ruled out for the entire season following a ligament injury.

The 26-year-old Kerala centre forward, who was a part of ATK’s ISL-winning team last season, sustained the anterior cruciate ligament injury during training three days ago, a team official said here.

“He will fly to Mumbai for surgery and the rehab thereafter will mean that he won’t be available for the entire season. Hopefully he will be match-fit for the AFC Cup,” the official said.

ATK Mohun Bagan will face Kerala Blasters in the tournament opener on November 20.