STEPHEN Gleeson could be out for up to three months with a suspected broken foot.
The midfielder played for the last 20 minutes of the 1-0 defeat to Stevenage with the injury, and was sent for scans after the game.
Manager Karl Robinson was left lamenting yet another injury, after he lost Gary MacKenzie to a hip injury, and Dean Bowditch in training on Friday.
He said: “Gleeson could be out for three months. It looks like he’s got a fracture to his fifth metatarsal. I’m sick at the moment. It’s hard.
“He has played for 20 minutes with what looks like quite a severe broken foot. And he was the last one out there clapping every fan.
“We’ve lost Gary MacKenzie, Daniel Powell, Dean Bowditch and now Stephen Gleeson. How do people then expect you to turn it round?!
“If you take any team and take four of their best players out, you’re not going to be as fluent in your play because we’ve had to keep making changes.
“We still believe we can achieve things, and we’ll do that if we keep people fit.”
Injury to Gleeson, arguably one of the most influential players in the Dons ranks, could be a killer blow with some tough matches coming up, starting on Tuesday against Crawley.
But while some will be resting on Sunday, Robinson will be working hard to try and bring in a couple of new faces ahead of Tuesday night’s clash.
“Things just don’t seem to be going our way,” he said. “We’ll have a look and see how many people we can bring in. We’ll try and get one, maybe two within the week.”