Bristol Rovers striker Scott McGleish is set to be sidelined for at least four weeks with an ankle injury.
The 37-year-old was stretchered off 10 minutes after being brought on in the 2-0 defeat by Barnet on Saturday.
"It is not great. Scott's ankle is massive, it was quite a bad one," boss Paul Buckle told the club website.
"We have got to let it settle down for a few days and see the extent of the damage but we think it will be four weeks minimum."
McGleish, who has scored five goals in 21 appearances for Rovers this season, joins defender Adam Virgo and midfielder Wayne Brown on the sidelines.
And with the club picking up just one win in their last five league games, Buckle may be forced to bring in a loan signing in a bid to turn their form around.
"We think Adam Virgo will be out for the whole season, and Wayne Brown will be lucky if he is back playing before the end of the season," he added. "That is three big players for us and it is tough to take.
"It is not ideal and I need to speak with the chairman today and look at the numbers.
"It is about money and finances have to come into play. It is not an easy time at the moment and the players are feeling it, and the injuries don't help."