Hamstring injury keeps skipper out for three weeks
Aberdeen skipper Paul Hartley faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after scans revealed he has sustained a hamstring strain.
The 33-year-old midfielder suffered the injury during the second half of Wednesday night's Co-operative Insurance Cup 3-2 win over Raith Rovers.
Hartley was taken off immediately and went for scans on Thursday, which confirmed a hamstring strain, although the problem is not as severe as first thought.
However, the injury looks set to keep him out of action for up to three weeks, meaning he will be out of contention for the Dons' clash with SPL leaders Rangers on Sunday.
"The hamstring injury sustained by Paul Hartley is not as bad as first feared," a club statement read.
"Paul went for a scan and looks set to be sidelines for around two to three weeks.
"Unfortunately this does mean he is likely to miss this weekend's clash with Rangers."