Bolton Wanderers midfielder Sean Davis is facing at least another two months out of action after suffering a major setback in his recovery from a long-term knee injury.
The 30-year-old former Spurs and Fulham schemer joined the Trotters from Portsmouth in the summer of 2009, but has been restricted to just four appearances for the club after undergoing cartilage surgery last September.
He had returned to action with the reserves in recent times, but suffering renewed problems with his knee.
Manager Owen Coyle told the Bolton News: "Sean played for the reserves the other week against Manchester City and he felt a little twinge in his knee.
"We've done a scan and he has been told to rest completely for six to eight weeks.
"It's disappointing for Sean and the football club because he has worked ever so hard to get himself in decent shape, but we have to make sure that we do the right thing.
"It's the advice that we have been given and that's where we are with everything."