Dickinson may require surgery
Pompey defender Carl Dickinson may require knee surgery the club have just announced.
The defender who has started twenty six games since coming on loan from Stoke City is to see a specialist over the injury which kept him out of Tuesday's defeat at Loftus Road.
Blues boss Steve Cotterill told the club site : "Carl Dickinson will be going in and having a knee operation. It could be short-term or long-term.
"He will definitely have to have something done, it`s just the severity of what he has to have done."
Cotterill has one other injury concern ahead of Derby's visit to Fratton Park.
He said: "From the 11 that started at QPR we've got one doubt for Saturday. As it stands at the moment he`ll be no more than 50-50. That's my biggest worry."
Fortunately despite the small size of the current Pompey squad there is plenty of cover at left back with Hermann Hreidarsson and Richie De Laet able to fill in.
However it is worrying that with no additions during the January window and several players appearing to be carrying injuries tht we will be found out in the weeks to come.