Mark Robins confirmed yesterday that the Sky Blues will be without defender Fankaty Dabo for the foreseeable future.
As the defender awaits results on a scan, the initial diagnosis may see Dabo spend anything between one and three months on the sidelines.
“He will be missing unfortunately for between one and three months.” Robins said.
“After speaking to the physio yesterday he thinks it's probably grade one, which is lesser time than the three months, but you just don't know how these things are going to react and he’s not had a scan yet.
“I don't think he feels that he needs a scan it, it hasn’t deteriorated overnight but on first assessment that's the prognosis.”
In more positive news, another defender who has spent time on the side-lines this season is closing in on a return to action.
Michael Rose has endured a difficult time this season and has only mustered a few games during the course of the campaign but is now nearing a return to full fitness.
“Michael is getting closer, he's running and he is getting closer thankfully.”
On a return to action for Tyler Walker Robins said: “He was running Monday and on Tuesday and he was off on Wednesday in a recovery and then yesterday he came in and he was too sore to do anything and he has got a bit of a reaction to the to the work.
“He's been out for so long and he's going to get to fatigued and he is going to get some muscle soreness in there and that's just then a decision that's got to be taken by the player and physio to see whether he's offloaded or whether they just do a little bit less work.”
Another man who is now back to full fitness is goalkeeper Marko Marosi, who had spent the last two months out of action.
Marko now has the task of fighting to get back into the side, after Ben Wilson has stepped in during his absence and produced top performances.
“Marko is fit and ready.
“Obviously we have a situation now which is better than we were in previously because Ben has stepped in and done brilliantly, I think his record stands up against the against anybody's really and he deserves to fight for the for the number one jersey.
“Marko’s the same, he will be fighting to get back in and that's a good position to be in so it will be interesting to see how that one develops.”