Kenny Miller is facing a significant time on the sidelines after a scan revealed that he has ruptured his hamstring.
The injury occurred during last week’s win away to Hibs and could see the former Vancouver Whitecaps ace out of action until March.
Miller, who’ll shortly celebrate his 38th birthday has been one of Sevco’s top performers this season despite a very public fall out with Pedro Caixinha.
Reporting on the injury caretaker boss Graeme Murty told the company website: “Kenny’s is going to be more significant than we thought. Unfortunately it looks as though he has a rupture of his hamstring, so he is going to have a significant amount of time out.
“We were hopeful given the way he presented, and given the fact his range was okay, but once we’ve scanned it, we have seen there is significant damage in there, so we have to be more conservative in our approach with him.
“That’s a painful one for him and a sore one for the group as he is an integral part of everything that we do around the place. If anyone knows Kenny, they know the standards that he drives. So we are going to miss him.”
Murts faces a growing injury list with Graeme Dorrans out for three months after having ankle surgery while skipper Lee Wallace has been out of action with a sore leg injured before facing Celtic in September.
Despite the injury problems Sevco aren’t likely to be spenders during the January transfer window with the club accounts stating that incoming transfers will have to balance with outgoing deals.
On Saturday Sevco travel to face Kilmarnock trailing Aberdeen by three points in the race for second place.