Sam Allardyce admits he could face a hectic time in the closing stages of the transfer window.
The Newcastle manager saw two of his defenders, Stephen Carr and Peter Ramage, collect injuries in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough and Allardyce could be looking to bring in cover.
Carr limped out of the first-half with a hamstring problem, while Ramage, who replaced Carr, was stretchered off after landing awkwardly on his knee during a challenge with Mido and is believed to have sustained ligament damage.
Allardyce has previously stated that his squad was lacking defensive strength in depth and the new injury problems may now make new signings a priority.
"Stephen Carr has a hamstring injury and Peter Ramage looks more serious," Allardyce told Newcastle's official website.
"I'll have to be busy next week to cover that."