Andre Moritz is set to be out of action after damaging his groin in the run-up to the recent game against Leeds United.
The Brazilian suffered a slight tear to the muscle and is expected to be sidelined for between three and six weeks.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, manager Dougie Freedman confirmed his disappointment at the news, but is adamant that the setback will not deter Moritz from proving his worth.
“He’s obviously disappointed – it was just when he was starting to look good, but that seems to be the way it goes for one or two players,” he explained.
“He’s a good professional, Andre – he’ll certainly get his head down and work his way back. It’s a sorry blow for him because he’s at a new club and he wants to impress, but his time will come.”