Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin is rated as a “long shot” to make the BetFred Cup final next Sunday.
Boss Derek McInnes confirmed the centre-back is definitely out of tomorrow’s Premiership clash at Motherwell.
The 25-year-old is sidelined with a tear to a tendon in a foot sustained while training on international duty with Scotland.
Devlin was in contention to earn a debut cap in the Nations League tie against Albania but had to pull out of the Scots squad.
Now the Dons face a sweat for him to be fit for the Betfred Cup final against holders Celtic at Hampden.
McInnes said: “Mikey is out for the Motherwell game and has a long shot for the final.
“He has a chance for the final and hopefully he will make it for then, but he is definitely out for tomorrow.
“Mikey has a little tear on a tendon on his foot.
“It is frustrating for us all but he missed out on playing for Scotland.
“It was an opportunity for him to be involved in such a positive experience.”