Nottingham Forest have been dealt a double injury blow after it was confirmed that Julian Bennett and Lewis McGugan face lengthy spells on the sidelines.
Left-back Bennett suffered a calf tear in training and has been told he will miss at least the next three games against Burnley, Preston North End and Charlton Athletic.
Joe Heath or Chris Cohen are expected to replace last season's player of the year for Saturday's match against the Clarets.
Meanwhile, midfielder McGugan had been expected to return to training this week after missing the last four weeks with a thigh problem.
However, the teenager faces at least another six weeks out of action.