Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has revealed that Scott McKenna’s injury is not as bad as first thought.
The centre-back suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-1 win over Livingston in December.
But the Dons manager disclosed to the Press and Journal that McKenna could be back in a few weeks time.
“He’ll miss the next two or three games and hopefully be back for the cup tie” McInnes said.
“There was nothing significant – it was more like a grade one tear, so hopefully he’ll be back before too long.”
The Cup tie in question is against Queen of the South, which takes place on February 10th.
Before that the Dons play Hibernian and Aberdeen in league duty.
McKenna has been a star man for the Dons over the last 12 months.
His performances helped Aberdeen finish runners-up in the Scottish Premiership last season.
It remains to be seen if the defender will be the subject of any bids before the January transfer window closes on the 31st of January.
Aberdeen will be hoping that no bids come in for the player, as he will have a big role to play for the rest of the season.