RAITH Rovers winger Bobby Barr has been ruled out for up to two months – but has breathed a sigh of relief after being told he has not damaged knee ligaments.
The 28-year-old is on crutches after injuring his knee in the 4-2 win over Falkirk 10 days ago.
The former Livingston and Morton player underwent a scan last week and was sent to see a specialist on Monday to get expert advice on the extent of the problem.
The Rovers fans’ favourite is set for six to eight weeks on the sidelines because of a tiny fracture in his knee joint but admits to relief that he will not be kept out for longer.
He is now setting his sights on being back in action for Christmas as the Kirkcaldy outfit bid to keep up their push for a promotion play-off place.
He told Capital City Press: “I went to see the specialist and it was positive news.
“I’m looking at six to eight weeks out but I’ve not done any ligament damage or anything like that and that was my fear.
“It could have been a lot worse. The doctor said I was fortunate not to have damaged any of my ligaments.
“I’m still on crutches and I just have to listen to what the physio tells me to do. It’s just down to when I’m pain free and then building it up from there.
“It’s disappointing because I felt I was doing well, but it’s not the end of the world.
“I’ve not really had any major injuries, I’ve only been out for a couple of weeks here or there, but hopefully I’ll be back as quickly as possible and back fit for Christmas.”