Gethin Jones has undergone a scan to check whether he will have to miss more than Saturday’s local derby with Wigan Athletic.
The Wanderers’ right-back had already been ruled out of the visit of the Latics after picking up a fifth booking of the season in last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday to end his ever-present record.
But Jones has also picked up a knock which requires further assessment and could potentially sideline him for longer with a mid-week trip to League One leaders Plymouth Argyle next up.
“He’s got a bit of a sore ankle. He’s being scanned today so we’ll see how we get on that,” confirmed manager Ian Evatt.
The Bolton boss also has a couple of other injury concerns ahead of the game against third-placed Wigan.
But he is backing whoever comes in – and Harry Brockbank may get the chance to start a first league game of the season as Jones’ replacement – to seize the moment as Wanderers seek a second successive home win.
“We’ve had a bit of a rough week with injuries. We’ve got one or two we’ve picked up,” Evatt added.
“No names for now but we’ll see how we are for Saturday.
“I’ve said many times that we’ve got a strong squad of players and the ones out the team are important, keeping their focus, because football can change in an instant.
“This week has highlighted that. People will have an opportunity this Saturday and hopefully they can take it.”