Scunthorpe midfielder Neil MacKenzie has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.
MacKenzie joined the Iron on loan in November
The 29-year-old sustained the injury during the Iron reserves' 2-1 victory at Grimsby on Wednesday night.
Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told the club website: "It's a blow for Neil and comes at a time when he was getting himself back in the frame."
The ex-Stoke trainee is currently on loan at Glanford Park from League Two outfit Macclesfield.