Carl Magnay looks set for at least a couple of weeks on the sidelines after picking up a rib injury during the game against Notts County.
The full-back was hurt challenging for the ball as Pools went in front in the ninth minute against The Magpies, falling awkwardly under a visiting defender.
Magnay attempted to carry on playing but was in too much pain and was forced off in the 22nd minute and now looks likely to be missing for the upcoming games.
“It looks as though Carl may have cracked a rib,” boss Craig Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.
“He will be missing for a couple of weeks but Jordan (Richards) came on and did well, and Liam Donnelly is signed-up now so we have plenty of cover.”