A freak injury has resulted in Ronan Curtis requiring plastic surgery on his finger.
Before Portsmouth’s League One game against Walsall on Tuesday night, Curtis trapped a finger in a door, which slammed shut in a gust of wind, and lost the top of his finger.
The St Johnston man, who has netted 12 goals this season for Pompey, did not travel to the game, which Portsmouth won 3-2.
“It’s not a nice situation for him but hopefully he’ll be okay but it’s quite serious,” boss Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett said.
“It’s difficult, he had a plastic surgeon operate on it and we’ll see him again later in the week. We’ll have to see. He certainly won’t be back on Saturday.
“We’ll have to see after then. He has two games with the Republic of Ireland before end of the month then we have the [Checkatrade Trophy final] at Wembley.
Curtis could now be a doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.