Sheffield are bracing themselves bad news on fans favourite Jason Garrity.
The spectacular youngster was involved in another high speed crash when riding for Elite League Coventry in the play-offs on Friday.
He went into the fence and sustained a suspected broken foot, but amazingly went out in the rerun and finished the meeting.
Now Tigers co-promoter Damien Bates fears he may have lost his No.1 man ahead of next Sunday’s Premier League play-off at Peterborough.
“Jason has been to hospital over the weekend and, to be honest, I’m expecting bad news,” he said.
“I’m sure he will try and ride if at all possible but a broken foot is quite a serious injury for a speedway rider.
“I really cannot believe the injury jinx surrounding this club in 2015.
“We have, at one stage or another, lost an entire team and yet we have managed to edge into the play-offs.
“We’re still not out of it with Peterborough and if we have to find a guest for Jason next Sunday then that’s how it will be.
“But we reconstructed the team for the end of the season to avoid the need for guest riders, this is just so typical.
“Jason has been magnificent since he came into the team and his presence gives the place a lift.
“I’m really pleased with how he has ridden for us and of course we would like him back if it were possible.
“He’s got a week before our play-off but, to be honest, I’m preparing myself for bad news and anything else is a bonus.
“We’re determined to go to Peterborough and turn over the defeat we suffered on Thursday, we’re not done just yet.”
Tigers were stung by a late Peterborough surge in the first leg after making an impressive start to the meeting.
Apart from Garrity the remainder of the team is unchanged.