Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is on loan from Wolves, could be out for up to nine weeks after having surgery on a thumb injury.
The 25-year-old joined Rovers on loan in November after Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland's temporary spell was curtailed by a similar problem.
Veteran Neil Sullivan also has a thumb injury, meaning Gary Woods is likely to deputise in goal.
Ikeme, who is on loan until 4 January, suffered the injury in training.
Manager Dean Saunders told the club website: "They're both freak injuries [to Sullivan and Ikeme].
"Gary Woods will get his chance and hopefully take it with both hands."