Adam Morgan’s foot injury could signal the end of his time at the club, according to Chesterfield manager Paul Cook.
Morgan, who has been on trial with the Spireites, limped off after 15 minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Lincoln City.
He was seen afterwards on crutches and Cook said it looks likely the former Liverpool trainee will return to parent club Yeovil Town.
“It’s a bad knock,” said Cook. “Unfortunately for Adam it looks like he will go back to Yeovil now. He came in and he had opportunities within the squad.
“I’m disappointed for Adam because he needs to go and play football now. He’s at that stage of his career where he has come out of Liverpool, and when you come out of Liverpool Football Club, the only way is down in my opinion.
“For Adam and other young lads you have a year or two that can be quite rough on them but when they go back to what they remember they are very good at, which for Adam is scoring goals, I’m sure he’ll have a very good career.”
He added: “Unfortunately for Adam it doesn’t look like it will be with us now, certainly we wish him well.”
Morgan started the game at Sincil Bank along with four other trialists, which included Romy Boco and Nicky Featherstone.
Boco, formerly of Accrington Stanley and Plymouth Argyle, played the full 90 minutes in the absence of injured Jay O’Shea. O’Shea was substituted during last week’s win at Alfreton Town with a tight hamstring.
Aaron Chapman and Drew Talbot are long term absentees while Liam Cooper and Tommy Lee returned to action for Chesterfield.