A sickening clash with Dumbarton’s Ryan Tierney in January broke the centre-back’s nose and though he played on and didn’t miss any games as a result, the knock did require an operation.
However Buchanan and the Bairns opted to put the procedure off until the end of the season allowing the 30-year-old to maintain his place in the squad gunning for the League One title.
Nut now with the season at a premature end by the COVID-19 crisis, it’s forced Buchanan’s operation off too meaning his intentions of avoiding a lay-off haven’t been successful.
He told The Falkirk Herald: “The op will take a backseat for the moment but there’s a lot worse going on at the moment. It’s a busy period at hospitals just now and my nose can certainly wait in the grand scheme of things.
“When it gets pencilled in for I don’t know because the reason I put off the operation was to make sure I didn’t miss any games so it’s frustrating timing.
“I wouldn’t want to miss the start of a season because of getting the op then, and I’ll speak to people about it but there’s not a great rush at the moment while life gets back to normal.”