Striker Iyseden Christie will be ruled out of playing any part in the next make-orbreak fortnight of Kidderminster Harriers' survival fight.
The summer signing, who has yet to start a first team match for Harriers, needed 13 stitches in a deep wound in his backside after a knock from Wycombe Wanderers keeper Frank Talia during Saturday's 3-0 defeat.
Manager Stuart Watkiss says the former Mansfield Town and Coventry forward has been told to have at least two weeks' recovery which will rule him out of Saturday's must-win home game with Bury and the following week's clash with Yeovil Town.
Watkiss said: " The Wycombe keeper caught him with his studs and it has left a nasty would in his backside.
He has had four stitches internally and nine externally.
"I don't think anyone realised what had happened during the game but it just compounds what was a thoroughly, thoroughly disappointing afternoon."
Christie, who had come on as a half-time substitute at the Causeway Stadium, has suffered a miserable time with complications following a broken foot, but his latest layoff will hardly help his fitness.
The burly front-man hasn't lost any weight since returning to full training a month ago and Watkiss has told him to sharpen up.
Harriers, meanwhile, will include all the players who didn't feature at the weekend in tomorrow's reserve match against Stafford Rangers at Aggborough (7.30).