Newcastle United supporters have reacted furiously on social media site Twitter after the Chronicle reported that Paul Dummett's injury will keep him out for eight weeks.
Dummett has damaged his kneecap and looks set to remain on the sidelines until April.
It means that the Magpies have just four senior defenders at their disposal and the club's January transfer business has been slammed by their supporters.
Newcastle allowed all of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Remie Streete and Kevin Mbabu to leave the club and it looks to have been a terrible decision.
With Steven Taylor already out injured for the season, they have been left with a severe lack of cover and it means that John Caver will be forced to select Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson as his defensive pairing.
Although Coloccini was likely to be a regular feature in Newcastle's first-team even if everyone was fit there are serious doubts over Williamson's quality.
The rangy centre-back can be exposed against Premier League opposition and his lack of mobility is a major concern.
The whole situation seemed avoidable had Newcastle just showed slightly more foresight and their supporters have been left very frustrated with the news of Dummett's injury.
Here is the best reaction on from Newcastle fans on Twitter.
Paul Dummett injured? Fair play to NUFC for selling or loaning out all of our other defenders— Aarron Pullen (@aarronpullen) February 19, 2015
Dummett out for the season, every single Newcastle fan knew this would happen. We've got 4 defenders.... #nufc— Adam Smith (@smithy434) February 19, 2015
Dummett out for the season.. Santon out on loan and left with injury prone Haidara as our only left back! don't you just love NUFC @nufcfans— Reece Walters (@R_Walters7) February 19, 2015
Dummett is injured, while our back up defenders are playing for Roma and Inter! #nufc— Leigh Carter (@leighsamagpie) February 18, 2015
Dummett out until April. So we just have Janmaat/Williamson/Coloccini/Haidara, then I think just Satka who can cover? #nufc— Michael Middleton (@MichaelMidd90) February 17, 2015
So it looks like Dummett is out for two months, that means we have injury prone Colo and Willo at CB for the rest of the season. Wow. #nufc— Alex Poole (@alexpoole19) February 17, 2015
So with Dummett now out for "a number of weeks" we have have 2 fit senior centre backs. Wonderful work nufc.— Taylor and Besty (@TaylorandBesty) February 14, 2015