Dundee United have suffered yet another blow with the news that Lewis Toshney has a serious ankle injury.
The Tangerines have had more than their fair share of selection woes this season and Toshney is the latest in a long line of casualties.
He left Tannadice on crutches after Saturday’s 2-1 win over and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Now manager Ray McKinnon will assess the extent of the damage and prepare to be without Toshney for some time.
McKinnon, who replaced the right-back with substitute Stewart Murdoch after 29 minutes, said: “I am gutted for him.
“He has come down and totally done his ankle.
“He is away on crutches to hospital.
“He has worked so hard to get back into the team and his attitude has been outstanding.
“I thought he was doing great in that first period. He was getting overlaps in the final third and put three or four crosses in.
“To pick up another injury is such a shame.
“As a team, we are not getting much luck at all with injuries.
“It’s another kick for us to deal with.”
Also in hospital has been central defender Paul Quinn following a heart scare brought on by a dental problem.
He will see a specialist this week and everyone at Tannadice is wishing him a speedy recovery.
McKinnon added: “He is seeing a cardiologist so we will just have to wait and see the outcome of that.
“It’s not great for him or the club but fingers crossed that he is fine.”
Meanwhile, representatives of the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation are scheduled to meet members of the club board on Thursday.