Fowler has been in America for what was to be a minor procedure but more damage was found.
"When Robbie suffered an ankle injury in training it was felt the right time to have his hip sorted out with surgery'" the Echo's un-named source.
"He would have been back playing in a few weeks, but the surgeon discovered new damage. It means Robbie is out for the rest of this season, but he wants to come back."
Fowler's initial deal at Ninian Park was for one year with an option to discuss a second year. If the news today news is confirmed then you have to wonder if we'll ever see him in a City shirt again.