Dundee United striker Osman Sow is out for the rest of the season after injuring his ankle.
Sow, who only recently returned to the Tangerines after a loan spell at Kilmarnock, was stretchered off after only 17 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Arbroath at Tannadice.
He was clutching his Achilles in agony after suffering what manager Robbie Neilson has called a “freak injury.”
Sow (28) will now sit out the remainder of the Championship campaign.
Neilson confirmed: “It’s a real shame for Osman.
“It was a freak injury on Saturday as there was nobody near him but his Achilles has gone.
“We knew it wasn’t good at the time and, looking at it now, he will probably be out for the rest of the season
“It is just one of those things so we have to get on with it.
“Osman has been working so hard in training to get back to full fitness and now this happens.
“We are all gutted for him because we know how much he wanted to do well between now and the end of the season.”