Coventry City face a major headache after their final pre-season friendly against Boavista went horribly wrong.
Gary McSheffrey was sent off after an altercation with Hugo Monteiro and faces a three-match ban.
The Sky Blues are planning an appeal today, however, which they are confident will overturn the decision and allow the young striker to play against Sunderland on Sunday.
To compound Micky Adams' problems, not the least of which is Steve Bruce's interest in McSheffrey, Wayne Andrews suffered a broken ankle.
The summer signing from Crystal Palace scored the Sky Blues only goal in a 2-1 defeat - Roland Linz bagged a brace for Boavista - but was stretchered off with a serious injury.
Currently in plaster, Andrews will see a specialist today to confirm the extent of the damage, but the auguries are not good.
Finally, on an evening to forget for Adams, Rob Page also limped out of the game with a back injury and is unlikely to figure in their seasonal opener against Sunderland.