DUNFERMLINE have been dealt a hammer blow after skipper Andy Geggan was sidelined with an ankle injury.
The 29-year-old led the Pars to the League One title last season and, having recently switched to right-back, has been an ever-present this term.
However, the former Dumbarton and Ayr United midfielder missed Saturday’s crucial 1-0 victory away to bottom side St Mirren after sustaining an ankle injury in training.
The Fifers, who saw defender Ben Richards-Everton undergo a knee operation earlier this week, will now assess the extent of the damage as they keep their fingers crossed for a swift recovery.
Manager Allan Johnston said: “Andy Geggan picked up an injury, which is unfortunate.
“We just have to wait and see but it looks like he could be out for a few weeks. We’ve just got to make sure we get him right.
“It was really unfortunate, he just went over on his ankle in training but these things happen.”
Johnston added to Pars TV: “But that’s why we’ve got a big squad and that’s why we’ve got players capable of coming in and playing.”