Dundee United have been dealt a blow with the news that Danny Swanson is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The 23-year-old, who has endured a torrid time with injury over the last 18 months, has been diagnosed with a strained medial ligament.
Swanson suffered the knock in last Saturday's defeat to Aberdeen and scans have now revealed the damage.
The playmaker had been hitting top form and was called up by Craig Levein for Scotland's recent Euro 2012 qualifiers against Spain and Liechtenstein.
"We have the results of Danny's scan and it has shown up a grade-two strain in his medial ligament," said United manager Peter Houston.
"That means he will be out for six to eight weeks."