Pablo Counago looks set to miss Crystal Palace's derby clash with Millwall in the Championship next weekend.
The Spanish striker, on loan from Ipswich Town, is expected to be out for a couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Manager George Burley is struggling for attacking options with Everton loanee James Vaughan still suspended and Sean Scannell and Jon Obika injured.
"We are lacking a little strength through the middle - especially with James not playing and Pablo's experience," he told the South London Press.
"It has been the story of our season so far."