Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has admitted that it would be a blow for his side if Steven Naismith is sidelined for a long time.
Naismith suffered a knee injury during the Scottish champions' 2-1 away win against Aberdeen on Saturday following a challenge on Rob Milsom.
The midfielder needed treatment thereafter but moments after returning to the pitch his right knee buckled and he had to be stretchered off.
Scotland international Naismith suffered a similar injury in 2008 and Davis is hopeful that this time the problem would be less severe.
"It's a massive blow for the whole team as well as him personally," he lamented. "Last year he was player of the year and he has been fantastic so far this season. It puts a real dampener on the result.
"Everyone around him will support him. He did his other knee before and came back fitter and stronger than ever.
"Over the last 18 months he has possibly been our best player so that tells you how much of a blow it is going to be to us. Hopefully he can bounce back."
Davis also criticised the Aberdeen supporters who cheered when the 25-year-old was carried off at Pittodrie.
"No fan should want to see any player get injured, whether it's for your own team or the opposition," he said. "I was a bit saddened by that. Hopefully the prognosis won't be as bad as we are expecting."
Rangers are currently at the top of the Scottish Premier League table with 35 points from 13 matches and are nine points ahead of second-placed Motherwell.