Brazilian winger Sidnei Sciola Moraes has become the latest Perth Glory star ruled out of tomorrow's game against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park because of injury.
Sidnei was outstanding in last week's 4-2 win over Wellington Phoenix, scoring two goals and setting up another in his best performance since joining the club in July.
But he pulled up late in the match with a hamstring injury that the club initially thought was cramp.
Scans later revealed further damage, the full extent of which is unknown.
Sidnei missed the 9-0 rout of Malaysian side Felda United on Tuesday and sat out yesterday's training session.
He joins an injury list that already contained the names of five first-choice players, including marquee men William Gallas (calf) and Shane Smeltz (ankle).
Scott Jamieson (Achilles) has been ruled out for the season, while knee injuries will keep Travis Dodd and Josh Risdon sidelined until the new year.
Gallas has been restricted to light duties at training this week and will miss a third match.
Coach Alistair Edwards was hopeful Gallas would return for next week's home game against Adelaide United.
"From a physiotherapy point of view, he's fit, so it's just a matter of us trying to get him on the park," Edwards said.
"He's training and we've got training today, but it's very doubtful he'll be travelling at all.
"From the physio department's point of view, the injury is gone.
"Now he's in the rehab phase and it's just a matter of him getting on the park."
In better injury news, Edwards said Smeltz was a chance to return next week.
Smeltz tore a ligament in his right ankle under a challenge from Brisbane captain Matt Smith in round eight.
Young striker Ndumba Makeche is a good chance to be promoted to the starting line-up after scoring a classy hat-trick in the game against Felda.