Aberdeen manager Barry Robson has revealed that Shayden Morris is facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The 21-year-old winger was forced off with a hamstring injury shortly after coming on as a substitute in the defeat by Hibernian in the Dons’ last match before the international break.
It has now been established that Morris, who joined Aberdeen from Fleetwood last summer, could be out for the best part of three months with the same type of injury that sidelined him for a substantial chunk of the second half of last season.
“It’s so unfortunate, it’s the exact same injury as he had in his other hamstring so he is going to be out for a good while, maybe 10 weeks or even a bit more,” manager Robson said on Wednesday. “We’re so frustrated because he was a real asset for us when he came on in that last game.”
In a further blow for the Dons, on-loan Liverpool defender Rhys Williams has suffered an ankle injury that will keep him out of Saturday’s cinch Premiership trip to Hearts.
The 22-year-old has managed only two appearances since moving to Pittodrie in pre-season.
“Big Rhys has just been so stop-start,” said Robson. “He is struggling again after rolling his ankle, so it’s been a really frustrating time for him.
“He keeps getting niggles and niggles and niggles then he’s fit and he plays a game, then he gets another niggle, so that’s been tough but hopefully we will get him back soon.”