Cammy Bell’s surgery has been successful and the Dundee United goalkeeper has reported that he is “feeling great.”
Bell travelled down to Leicester for an operation on his groin in midweek and is already talking about starting his rehabilitation.
He called his manager Ray McKinnon to give him an update and it turns out the news was positive.
McKinnon said: “Cammy has had his operation and is feeling great.
“I have spoken to him and he said he is going to get on the bike again on Friday.
“So he will hopefully be back in a few weeks.
“He had been struggling for about three weeks with the pain and was taking injections in order to play.
“He wanted to play in the Hibs game last Sunday and then get the operation,.
“Now that he has had the surgery, he is desperate to get back again.”
With Bell out the door now opens for Luis Zwick and the young German will wear the gloves against Stranraer at Stair Park tomorrow in the fourth round of the Irn Bru Cup.
McKinnon confirmed: “Luis will come in now that Cammy is out so it’s a chance for him.
“He has had to be patient waiting for it to come along but it is here now so this is an opportunity for him to show everyone what he can do.”
Lewis Toshney, meanwhile, is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after damaging the ligaments on both sides of his ankle during the 1-1 draw at Easter Road.
“His ankle was unbelievable and it’s still black and blue,” said McKinnon.
“He is feeling a bit better and the swelling is going down on both sides but, even though he’s starting to walk on it again, it is still going to be six weeks.
“The injury list isn’t great because Stewart Murdoch has had a setback as well so he’s going to be out for while longer.
“Stewart started running again but felt discomfort so we are waiting on scan results for him from the specialist.
“We will have to wait and see what they say.”
Willo Flood will miss out the Stranraer clash but should be back for the next league game away to St Mirren.
The injuries in midfield mean an opportunity for the fit-again Charlie Telfer.
McKinnon added:“Charlie has done well this season and I am happy with him.
“He is another one who has had to be patient but he has shown he is a good footballer.
“He always played higher up the park when I saw him in the past but he is playing deeper now and I think that is a better role for him.
“He has looked good alongside Willo so that is a partnership I am looking forward to seeing again when Willo is fit.”