FORRES Mechanics are hoping star striker Lee Fraser's season hasn't been ended by a knee injury.
Cans' top scorer limped off during Saturday's 3-0 league win over Deveronvale and is awaiting news from a knee specialist.
The injury is to Fraser's 'good' knee, not the one he extensively damaged during the Cans' title-winning season keeping him out of football for more than a year.
Forres boss Charlie Rowley said: "As it stands there has not been a diagnosis yet but early indications are it could be a cartilage which would mean his season is finished.
"That is just our thought process, there's not been any diagnosis to confirm that as yet."
A cartilage tear would require surgery and it would likely mean a wait of several weeks for an operation, followed by a four-to-six week recovery time.
Fraser had scored in seven consecutive Forres games prior to Saturday, and fired home 15 goals in a ten-game spell including back-to-back hat-tricks.
He is certain to miss Cans' league visit to Formartine United on Wednesday and a Mosset Park rematch against Vale on Saturday in the Highland League Cup.
More Mechanics news in Friday's Northern Scot.