Wigan goalkeeper Carlo Nash has been ruled out for three months after breaking an ankle in a training-ground accident.
Nash, who has not made an appearance for Wigan since joining them in the summer from Preston, had surgery to insert a metal plate and a screw into the bone and he will be in plaster for the next fortnight.
"It's a blow for Carlo who is a top pro and a great person to have at the club," said Frank Barlow, who is the Latics caretaker-manager.
"But he will get over the setback I'm sure and soon be back challenging for his place. Our medical team are very experienced and will get him back fit."