Mark Robins will attempt to get emergency goalkeeper cover in after Coventry City’s Marko Marosi suffered a fractured cheekbone against Cardiff City.
The Sky Blues stopper punched clear a stoppage time ball into the box as the Bluebirds attempted to snatch a late equaliser at St Andrew’s and took a blow to the face in the process, forcing him to go off and be replaced by understudy Ben Wilson for the remaining few minutes of the brilliant 1-0 victory.
But Robins, although delighted with what he described as a “brave” performance from each and every one of his players, admitted the late injury took the shine of the fully deserved three points.
“Marko dealt with the ball in at the end and ended up with a fractured cheekbone,” the City boss confirmed.
“So hopefully he’s going to be OK quickly but he’s in a bad way in there at the moment and we have to get him off to hospital to make sure he’s OK and try to get him back as quickly as possible, so that’s the downer on the night.
“He’s possibly got concussion as well, but you never know with Marko!”
Asked how he saw the incident, Robins said: “I have no idea what’s happened. I think it was their centre-half Sean Morrison but whether it’s his knee, his foot, whether he’s kicked him or whether he’s hit him with his head.
“Marko has come out and punched the ball clear and from that there was a challenge on him that has obviously done the damage.”
Asked if he thinks he’ll have to have an operation, the manager said: “I don’t know. His eye’s closed and it looks disfigured.
“It looks like it’s the socket and if it is that then they will need to do something with it, but it depends on the severity of it.”
As for the timescale he’s likely to be out, he added: “I have no idea. I can’t put a time on it.
“Knowing Marko once he comes round he will just shake it and want to play on Saturday. But in all seriousness we have to make sure he’s right and whatever needs doing gets done. It’s certainly put a dampener on the evening.”
As for drafting in a replacement, Robins said: “We need to have a look now and see if we can do anything. We have got one fit goalkeeper so we have to do something if we can.
“I have no idea whether we can do an emergency loan or can’t. We have to wait and see but we need to do something that’s for sure.”