The 23-year-old, who has made 24 appearances for the Robins this season and played as recently as March 17, will undergo surgery early next week, with the club hopeful that their player will make a full recovery.
A club statement read: " The club will of course ensure that every assistance is offered to Eliot and his family to help them through this difficult time
"In due course we expect Eliot to make a full recovery
In the meantime we know that all Cheltenham supporters will want to join us in wishing Eliot and his family well in the days and weeks ahead."
Source : PA