DONS defender Graeme Shinnie has been ruled out of tomorrow’s league clash against his old club Inverness Caley Thistle.
But manager Derek McInnes expressed relief that the heel injury Shinnie suffered in their 2-0 League Cup defeat by Hibs isn’t as serious as first thought.
McInnes also confirmed midfielder Willo Flood, who aggravated an old ankle injury at Easter Road, will be sidelined for up to six weeks.
Winger Jonny Hayes, who has completed a two-match suspension received for being sent off in the league win over Celtic.
McInnes said: “We should have a better idea about Graeme’s injury in the next couple of days but it doesn’t look as bad as we first thought.
“The Inverness game will come too soon for him, though.
“Willo will need a period of rest to see if that will help to clear up his ankle problem.”