Leicester goalkeeper Rab Douglas is set to miss the start of the new season.
The Scottish international has been struggling with a shoulder problem for some time.
Douglas has not been able to feature in pre-season and he is unlikely to be fit for next week's Championship opener with Luton.
Paul Henderson is set to start in goal against Luton with Conrad Logan providing cover between the sticks.
Foxes boss Rob Kelly admitted it was a blow to lose Douglas.
"It's a shame but Paul and Conrad Logan have both done well in pre-season and that's a healthy position to be in," said Douglas.