Mair blow for United
By Graeme Mair
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lee Mair is out for six weeks with a medial knee ligament injury.Dundee United defender Lee Mair will miss the Scottish Cup quarter final against Aberdeen after injuring his medial knee ligaments during training.
The injury will keep Mair out for six weeks and leaves Tannadice boss Ian McCall with a defensive injury crisis.
McCall may be forced to field an inexperienced rearguard against Aberdeen with youngsters Gary Kenneth and Greg Cameron in contention.
"It was an innocuous challenge - Lee twisted his studs on the grass - but it's a big blow," McCall told The Daily Record.
"The doctor reckons he'll be out for six weeks.
"Lee was playing well and there's no doubt he's going to be a big player for Dundee United.
"Every team gets their fair share of injury but we seem to get them at the back.
"But we can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves. When something like this happens it always gives someone else a chance.
"It means that Kenneth and Cameron are both in with a chance of playing.
"It would be a big game to put them in but they're almost ready and Mark Wilson made his debut against Dundee when he was 17."