Donegal midfielder Caolan McGonigle is set to miss the rest of the league campaign while Michael Murphy is expected to be back next month.
McGonigle broke a bone in his hand in the win over Kildare at MacCumhaill Park two weeks ago.
The Buncrana man is set to miss the remainder of the league campaign while he is also a doubt for the Ulster Championship clash with Armagh on April 24th.
Declan Bonner spoke after yesterdays defeat to Kerry in the Fitzgerald Stadium, a first league defeat of the year for his side, and addressed the elephant in the room of Murphy’s absence.
Bonner said: “Michael Murphy, we’re just waiting to see and we are not going to be rushing him. Jamie Brennan is still a few weeks away. Michael (Langan) is struggling with an injury at the minute, we’ll just wait and see.
“Caolan has been one of our mainstays in the middle of the park for the last couple of years. Unfortunately, he picked up an injury against Kildare and it is more serious than we thought so he is going to be out for a period. Hopefully, we can get him back on time for championship.”
The Donegal manager however took positives in the return from injury for some of his players.
Oisin Gallen was a second half substitute while Hugh McFadden started his first game for six months.
Also making returns were Daire O’Baoill and Niall O’Donnell.
Donegal face Tyrone at MacCumhaill Park on Saturday, throw-in at 7.30pm.