Caley Thistle midfielder Jordan Roberts has suffered a setback in his recovery from a groin injury and is likely to be out for at least another two months.
Roberts has not featured since the first leg of Inverness’ Europa League defeat by Romanian side FC Astra in July, his sole appearance since joining from English National League side Aldershot Town in the summer.
While manager John Hughes was disappointed with the blow of losing Roberts, he has been consoled by the news defender Josh Meekings and midfielder James Vincent have both returned to training, following respective thigh and calf injuries.
Hughes said: “Jordan has had a scan on his groin and an injection, so he’s on a six-week recovery programme.
“He’ll have six weeks to build up his fitness and then probably another month to get games under his belt.
“That’s a bit disappointing for both him and us.
“He’s come here and not had the best of luck.
“Initially, we thought it was a hernia injury, but we took him to the specialist and it was diagnosed as his groin.
“We think it’s maybe in the joint where there’s a bit of inflammation.
“Josh Meekings and James Vincent are both back training though, so we’re happy with that and it will be good to have them back.”