Exeter City's England Under-20 goalkeeper Christy Pym has been ruled out for three months after badly breaking his finger.
The 20-year-old has had an operation to insert pins in the finger after being hurt during a training session.
"It's disappointing for him, he'd only recovered from an injury of three or four weeks when he came back and did it," manager Paul Tisdale said.
"It's been a real frustrating year for him so far," he told BBC Devon.
Pym shared goalkeeping duties with James Hamon last season, but has not featured this season after the summer signing of Bobby Olejnik.