Joe Bergin is facing another protracted spell on the sidelines after picking up a serious Achilles injury in Galway's win over Mayo in Castlebar on Sunday.
Bergin had to be helped to the dressing room at half-time after being forced to withdraw during the opening period.
He re-emerged on crutches and it later became evident that he had sustained a serious Achilles injury.
The 2001 All-Ireland medal winner was due to have a scan on the injury yesterday with Galway officials keeping their fingers crossed that he won't be ruled out of the Galway reckoning for another season.
In the past Bergin has had a cruciate ligament rupture to recover from and earlier this year he had further complications with a knee, which forced him to miss two National Football League games.
Restored to the half-forward line for the last two games, there were strong hopes that Bergin (27) could eventually return to midfield where he began his inter-county career.
But this latest setback couldn't have come at a worse time as Galway prepare to host Kerry on Sunday with a potential league final in two weeks.