Leicester City manager Rob Kelly fears the club may be without Patrick McCarthy for the remainder of the season.
The former Manchester City defender recently dislocated his shoulder in a freak training ground incident, forcing him to out of the weekend win over Ipswich.
Kelly now fears McCarthy could miss the club's 15 remaining Championships games, although he does believe he has the cover for the position.
"I think Paddy will do well to get back before the end of the season," Kelly told the club's official website.
"That's obviously disappointing. But there is no point in dwelling on these things so we will get on with it.
"It is an area of the pitch where we have got good competition for places."