JAY McEveley could be out for as long as a month with a knee injury sustained at Bradford.
The Swindon Town full-back was substituted just before half-time at Valley Parade after twisting his knee and in the process aggravating a previous problem.
McEveley has undergone a scan on the troublesome area and now faces around four weeks out of action.
Manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser: “He tweaked an old injury that he had and we think he could be up to a month. It was an awkward tackle and it fell under him. He’s had a scan and I’ve been told up to a month.
“He’s got a long-standing problem which he’s aggravated. We can shuffle people about there. Byrney (Nathan Byrne) can go there, (Jack) Barthram, so there are plenty of people who can fill in.”
Cooper has been buoyed by the news that Grant Hall’s ankle problem has cleared up and the defender will be fine to face Peterborough next weekend, but there is not such good news about Miles Storey whose hamstring problem is likely to keep him on the sidelines for between two and three weeks.
Dany N’Guessan, meanwhile, has recovered from illness and trained with the squad yesterday.
Cooper is not about to complain about the casualty list at the County Ground despite recent events, telling the Adver: “I hate watching managers moan about injuries. You can’t do anything about it so you just get on with it and do the best you can.”