Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a thigh injury.
The Scotland international, 31, has been an ever-present in the league since
joining from Turkish side Besiktas in the summer.
McGregor picked up the injury during
Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Everton,
although he completed the game.
He will miss Scotland's friendlies against the United States and Norway next month.
"This couldn't have come at a worse time for us," Tigers boss Steve Bruce told the
"Allan will be a big miss for us because he has played very, very well and we wish him a speedy recovery."