Raith boss Gary Locke has revealed midfielder Scott Robertson’s injury nightmare continues.
The 31-year-old has endured a terrible time this season after needing surgery to his groin.
It looked like his rehab was well on track, especially after playing 45 minutes for the Raith U/20s last month.
However, Robertson began feeling pain and the club had hoped blood tests would confirm the discomfort was being caused by an infection that could be cured by a course of antibiotics.
That, though, has proved not to be the case with the manager admitting everyone at the club has to rally round to help the former Scotland, Dundee United and Hibs player get through this latest setback.
Locke said: “Scott’s having a nightmare. He went for a scan the other day and they thought it might be an infection. But it’s not, so we’re going to have to get another opinion on that.
“I feel for the lad, because he’s just desperate to get playing football but he’s having setback after setback. We’re all feeling for him at the minute.
“He’s got the mental strength, I don’t think that’s in question. I’ve been there myself and, when you feel like you’re just not getting any further forward, it can be difficult.
“It’s important we all rally round and keep his head up. Hopefully, we can get to the bottom of his problem.”