Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has confirmed midfielder Chris Basham has broken his leg and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The 22-year-old, who has made just three first-team appearances this term, was injured playing for the reserves last week.
Holloway said: "It is not good news for him but it is not career-threatening.
"It is another setback. He is a young lad I paid a lot of money for in the summer and I was working him in two or three different positions.
"But there is a chance he could be back before the end of the season."