UPDATE: Sheffield United can confirm that Paul Coutts suffered a fractured tibia in Friday evening's victory over Burton Albion.
The midfielder was stretchered off in the Sky Bet Championship encounter at the Pirelli Stadium.
He will have an operation over the weekend but is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Paul Coutts were taken down by Burton Albions Marvin Sordell in and accidental challenge causing a bad break. Coutts is expected to be out for a few months.
Coutts was on the edge of the box attempting a volley when he was caught in a horror tackle by Burton's Marvin Sordell.
The Scot was administered oxygen as he was stretchered off the pitch with, what was later confirmed as, a broken leg.
He was applauded by both sets of fans as he left the pitch, but it is another injury blow for United who already have several players out with long term injuries.
Burton, fresh off the back of their victory over Millwall, are sitting at the opposite end of the table having lost nine league fixtures before this fixture, and certainly looked the weaker side.
It took just ten minutes for Billy Sharp to be taken down in the box by a panicked Burton.
The goal was the 31-year-old striker's seventh goal of the season.
Sheffield's first-choice keeper Jamal Blackman was back in the mix following his back injury, but wasn't tested much by Burton.
Matt Palmer did equalise for The Brewers at 31 minutes, but the lead was restored pretty quickly when Billy Sharp was afforded too much space in the box and found the back of the net three minutes later.
Leon Clarke took full advantage when he headed the ball home in the 77th minute, with a close range diving header, ensuring the Blades left the game with the three points they needed.
Sheffield United were firmly in control for the game and had several further opportunities to increase their lead.