Jamie Tolley will miss Hereford's home clash against Lincoln despite X-rays confirming he did not break his leg at the weekend.
Tolley was forced off just after the half-hour mark in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Port Vale with what was a suspected broken fibula.
Tests later revealed the midfielder had in fact suffered a very badly-bruised shin but he will still be forced to sit out Tuesday's encounter as the Bulls look for much-needed points to drag themselves away from the drop zone.
Also missing will be defender Ryan Valentine after he was given his marching orders late on at Vale Park. He will now serve a two-match ban.
Fellow defender Richard Rose failed to recover from a jarred knee in time for Saturday and he is again rated as 50/50, leaving manager John Trewick with a potential selection dilemma at the back. Loan signing Paul Downing could come in for his debut at the heart of defence.
Ryan Green (hernia) and Lee Morris (knee) continue to miss out.
Brian Gilmour and Nathan Baker are injury concerns for Lincoln boss Chris Sutton ahead of the game.
The attacking midfielder and on-loan defender were doubts for the postponed home game against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.
"They will be assessed. We have another couple of players with knocks and they will also be assessed, but I`m not telling you who they are," said Sutton, who will definitely be without midfielder Matt Saunders and striker Michael Uwezu after they returned to Fulham following their month-long loan spells.
Striker Jamie Clarke had his contract cancelled by mutual consent prior to the weekend.
Steven Lennon will be added to the Imps squad after the striker joined on loan from SPL champions Rangers for the remainder of the season.
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