CONOR Masterson may miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury after Swindon Town manager John Sheridan revealed the defender’s problem is more serious than first thought.

The on-loan Queens Park Rangers man limped off against Shrewsbury Town on February 6, and results of a scan showed the 22-year-old’s injury could keep him out for at least 10 weeks.

Revealing the extent of the damage to his centre-back, Sheridan said: “Conor has a long-term injury.

“Our physio is liaising with QPR to see what is the best course of action for his recovery and treatment.

“We’ll do what’s best and what’s right for the lad, but he’s got quite a serious injury. I wouldn’t like to say whether we’ve seen the last of him, but it’s looking likely that he’ll miss about 10-12 weeks.”

Meanwhile, Sheridan revealed Jordan Lyden could be back for this weekend’s game against Crewe Alexandra following a short spell on the sidelines through an injury of his own.