Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is facing up to his third major injury blow of the season after losing goalkeeper Cammy Bell for up to 10 weeks.
The Scotland international broke a bone in his wrist while making a late save from Motherwell substitute Fraser Kerr during Killie's 2-1 defeat at Rugby Park on Saturday.
Shiels has already seen the experienced Garry Hay undergo knee surgery and striker Paul Heffernan break his collarbone.
Shiels told BBC Scotland: "I'm disappointed for Cammy because he would have been looking at a call-up for Scotland, with Allan McGregor injured.
"He hasn't had much luck on the international front."
But Shiels added: "It will give some of the other kids a chance to come in and do well.
"We have to be positive and we have Kyle Letheren and Anssi Jaakkola, who are both more than capable. We'll replace him. It's a simple as that.
"Sometimes you get periods like this - that's what squads are for."