Carlisle United striker Paddy Madden has been ruled out for three months with a broken metatarsal in his left foot.
The 21-year-old incurred the injury in the pre-season friendly against Workington on Wednesday in a game they lost 2-0.
Madden, who signed from Bohemians in January, is now on crutches and is scheduled to see a specialist next week.
He will be hoping to make a swift and complete recovery to add his attacking talents to Greg Abbott's side.
Madden is yet to score since joining the club in January after 14 appearances.