Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Ross Turnbull is expected to spend up to a month of the sidelines.
Turnbull has been struggling with injuries in both calves since the turn of the year and specialists have recommended he rest to avoid further damage.
Rovers boss Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield, “Ross Turnbull has been struggling with both his calves for the past month.
“The specialist has recommended he rest for three to four weeks.
“He has gradually got worse and we have been monitoring the situation and we felt in midweek there were a few balls he could have come for that he didn`t.
“Ross admitted he was struggling to move, he wanted to carry on playing but we were told there was a chance he could tear his calf muscles if he carried on. If he rests for three to four weeks, he will come back flying.”
Turnbull missed his first game of the season in the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Young Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who arrived at the Keepmoat late on transfer deadline day, replaced him in goal.
The 20-year-old has joined Rovers on a one-month loan deal whilst Turnbull recovers.
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