Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has admitted that he is unsure if Jonny Hayes will be fit enough to play for the Dons against Aberdeen this weekend.
The veteran wing-back was taken off with an injury in the 1-0 loss to Celtic on Wednesday night. The loss of such an important player is the last thing that McInnes needs as he bids to get Aberdeen back on track after a poor run, but it could be that Hayes misses out on the trip to Rugby Park.
McInnes will know more on the state of the injury when Hayes has his hamstring assessed today.
“Get that assessed”
“Jonny’s injury is not ideal on the back of some of the injuries we have had. He has a tightness in the hamstring, and we need to get that assessed on Thursday” he said.
“Jonny felt a bit of pain when he overstretched in the first half. It never really went away after that and was just getting a bit tighter. It looks as if it could be an issue for the weekend. But hopefully it is not too serious” McInnes disclosed.
A blow if player misses out
If Hayes was to miss any significant game time it would be a real blow for Aberdeen. He has been a mainstay for the Dons this season, making 30 appearances.
Aberdeen will already be under pressure heading into the game at Rugby Park. The game against Celtic was their sixth in a row without scoring a goal, a new club record.
McInnes and Hayes will be hoping that the injury assessment is positive, and Hayes can line up in the Aberdeen side to face Kilmarnock.