Kenny McLean is set to be out of action for a period of 12 weeks following confirmation of a knee ligament injury.
The Scottish midfielder was forced from the field of play following a heavy challenge in the 52nd minute of City’s 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw away at Barnsley.
Subsequent scans and further assessments have since revealed significant damage to the medial collateral ligament in McLean’s right knee.
McLean will now undergo further assessment with an orthopaedic consultant to ascertain a management and rehabilitation plan for the injury.
The injury will rule McLean out of Scotland’s upcoming UEFA European Championship campaign.