Luke Norris: Gillingham striker sidelined by ankle injury
Gillingham striker Luke Norris could be out for another 10 weeks with the ankle injury he sustained in the victory over Crewe on 17 October.
The 22-year-old has scored three goals in 15 appearances for the League One leaders this season.
"He's taken a part of the ligament off the bone," Gills boss Justin Edinburgh told the club website.
"It's a big injury and a blow to us. He's a pivotal part of the success we have had so far."
Edinburgh has spoken to chairman Paul Scally about the possibility of making a loan signing to strengthen his squad while Norris is sidelined.
"I think we've missed him in the last couple of games," the 45-year-old added.
"We are looking into the market but it needs to be the right personnel that come into the group because the dynamics and chemistry are good."