Sheffield Wednesday are likely to be without Akpo Sodje until January after scans confirmed the injury-plagued striker has suffered a hamstring tear.
Sodje started his first game since the opening day of the season in last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Derby County, but pulled up in the second half with a recurrence of a hamstring injury which has kept him sidelined for most of the campaign.
"Unfortunately, the results of a scan on Akpo revealed a tear in the hamstring," manager Brian Laws told the club's official website.
"This isn't the same injury as before but, once you get a hamstring injury, they're notorious for ongoing problems in the same muscle group and it looks like Akpo will be out for between four and six weeks."
Meanwhile, Laws expects both Peter Gilbert and Etienne Esajas to be fit for Saturday's Championship clash with Coventry City despite picking up Achilles injuries last weekend.