Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury.
McCormack sustained a hamstring injury during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackpool and he was forced to limp off after 36 minutes.
It is feared McCormack has torn his hamstring and Bluebirds boss Dave Jones is resigned to being without the Scottish international for up to two months.
"It's a big disappointment to Ross that he can't play," Jones told the club's official website. "He's devastated because he wants to be out there with the lads.
"Ross will have a scan, but we're afraid he's looking at six to eight weeks out."
The injury is likely to end any chances of McCormack leaving the club before the close of the transfer window with Premier League duo Hull City and Portsmouth both credited with an interest in the player.
Jones joked the injury could be a blessing in disguise as it could end speculation over McCormack's future.
Jones added: "In a strange way, we're happy because nobody will want to buy Ross now!
"Seriously, there had been a lot of speculation in the Press about his future, but that's not something we'd spoken about at the club. Ross had been getting on with it and playing well."