EXETER City midfielder Tommy Doherty will be out of action for at least three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury against Rotherham United.
The former Wycombe Wanderers player was substituted in the first half of City's 1-0 defeat against the South Yorkshire side and manager Paul Tisdale confirmed that he could be out for a while.
"Tommy Doherty has got a hamstring pull and there is no clear time scale, but it will be two or three weeks at least I think," said Tisdale.
However there was better injury news for City as Steve Tully, who also limped off against Rotherham, is expected to recover in time for the club's next match away at Rochdale on December 8.
The news will be a welcome boost to Tisdale as Tully has impressed in recent weeks, managing to cement a regular spot in the starting line-up
"I think he (Tommy Doherty) is the only injury doubt on the back of Saturday," said Tisdale.
"There is Steve Tully and one or two others – obviously Pat Baldwin, who had to have stitches – that are injured.
"However, they are not injuries that we think will keep them out of the Rochdale game and of course we will have Arron Davies back fully fit by then as well."