Reds midfielder Stephen Dawson says he is expecting to be out for between six to eight weeks with an ankle injury.
The in-form hardman was stretchered off the pitch against Ipswich on Saturday after a clash in the first half.
He told the Chronicle: "I haven't broken my fibia which at first I feared but I have damaged the ligaments and it will be at least six weeks, possibly eight weeks. I'm absolutely devastated."
A full interview with Dawson will appear in this week's Chronicle.