Bradford City central defender Matt Clarke faces at least another three weeks on the sidelines with the medial ligament injury that has forced him to sit out the last three matches.
The 27-year-old former Halifax Town and Darlington defender had been a regular in Stuart McCall's first-team plans since November but now faces a struggle to re-establish himself in the starting line-up before the end of the season.
"We think it's going to be a few more weeks yet, which is bad news," McCall told the Telegraph & Argus.
"He went to block a cross from Joe Colbeck in a practice game. At first we just thought he'd tweaked it, but it's not responding as well as we'd expected."