Dundee striker Sofien Moussa needed stitches in an eye wound as the Dark Blues lost their friendly to Portuguese side Portimonense.
The big Tunisian frontman was floored during the 4-0 defeat at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira yesterday and stumbled off the park clutching his face.
He was taken to a local hospital to be patched up but manager Neil McCann is hopeful he may still be able to play some part, if required, in the second game of the trip against SC Farense tomorrow night.
McCann said: “He has a nasty, wee cut on his eye.
“You could see when he went off that it had an impact on us.
“When he went off we lost a lot of threat up top.
“He is away getting stitches but hopefully will be OK.”
The Dark Blues tired in the baking Algarve heat yesterday, despite looking bright and breezy for the opening part of a match that was played in three periods of 30 minutes.
McCann revealed that he expected his players to be affected by the conditions, particularly as they had been training morning and night.
He said: “As we were changing the shape of the team for this game we did a lot of work yesterday because it is pre-season after all.
“It was not about today’s game, which was a match that we were looking forward to but knew would be difficult.
“We are gearing up for next weekend when the (Betfred) cup starts.
“So we have been doing a lot of work on the training park and you could see that.
“In the first half-hour I thought we were excellent and dominated the ball.
“We looked a threat with Jean Mendy up there and got a lot of good balls into their box.
“They scored with the last kick of the ball of the first third and then in the second period they freshened it up a bit and we lost our grip on the game.
“At 1-0, I thought we should have had a penalty (when Mendy was fouled) and we were arguing with the Portuguese officials.
“We then got done by counter-attacks and while they were used to the conditions we did flatten. You could see it happen.
“I know it’s 4-0 and a lot of people might look at that but I’m not worried because I was looking at the first period of the game when we were strong and it was on the back of two very difficult training sessions.
“I knew they were going to tire but it’s just about getting minutes in them.”
Central defender Darren O’Dea sat the game out as a precaution, with McCann adding: “He felt a wee bit in his abductor muscle and he had that before he came over so there was no point taking any risks.”