Aston Villa captain Richard Dunne is the latest player to join the club's lengthy injury list after suffering a reoccurrence of a knee problem.
The Republic of Ireland international, who has been forced to withdraw from Giovanni Trapattoni's squad for Wednesday's clash with Norway, is the tenth senior Villa player to be sidelined.
Dunne's knee flared up during Saturday's 2-2 home draw with Manchester United and Villa boss Gerard Houllier can ill afford anymore injury blows.
Houllier said: "Richard's knee has swollen up and it is a recurring thing. That is why he missed two or three games earlier in the season.