Rotherham United defender Mark Bradley has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.
The 26-year-old right-back twisted his knee in the recent 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic and a scan has shown ligament damage which requires surgery and will keep him sidelined for several months.
Boss Steve Evans said: "He will be out for the season he has had a scan, it's not just a bit of cartilage we think he has also tweaked his ACL ligament so we think he will be out for the season.
"It's a blow, we have lost a very consistent player so that hurts us.
"We all feel for him, we will miss him. He is not an ever-present but he has played a big role so we are looking at our options."
Evans could be tempted to enter the loan market to provide cover for Bradley ahead of next weekend's deadline.