Striker Sam Nombe looks set to be sidelined until the new year with an injury, manager Paul Tisdale confirmed on Saturday.
Nombe recently enjoyed a breakout month, scoring four times in nine appearances including his first league goal for the Club in the 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon at Stadium MK.
However, the Dons will be without his services for the foreseeable future as he joins fellow frontmen Rhys Healey and Joe Mason in the treatment room.
“That’s going to be long term,” Tisdale confirmed when asked about Nombe’s exclusion from the squad at the weekend. “We are looking into the new year with him. We’ll be looking at a number of other players coming back before he’s fit.
“It’s a real shame for us but also for him because he was doing so well. Sam came in and took his chance so it’s an awful shame that he’s now in that injury queue.”
Tisdale added: “It’s an opportunity for the next person now.”