Dean Smith revealed that Rico Henry's season has come to an end after suffering a knee injury in training ahead of their 1-1 draw with Fulham.
The full back's campaign with the Bees only started in February after a dislocated shoulder and his knock at the club's Jersey Road training ground was seen it finish two games early.
Maxime Colin also missed the contest with a hip injury while Ryan Woods, after being kicked by opposing players on a weekly basis, was unable to take his place in the side.
Smith said: “You only have to look at our bench to see we were down to the bare bones. Rico Henry was injured on Thursday.
“He opened up his knee joint so he's likely to be out for a few weeks so that's his season over.
“Ryan Woods has burst a blood vessel on his ankle so he's got a badly bruised ankle and Maxime Colin wasn't ready for this game with a hip flexor. It was tough losing the three players but credit to those who took the opportunity.”
Among those that took the opportunity were Josh Clarke and Tom Field. The pair struggled against Fulham's pace, especially from Floyd Ayite and Ryan Sessegnon, early in the contest but silenced them forcing Slavisa Jokanovic to change tack.
Smith said: “If you've been watching Fulham as an attacking force they've got three players full of pace and trickery. After a nervous start, our young players got into the game and they did really well.”
Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaced Woods in the starting XI and, after a shaky start, produced a sublime pass for Nico Yennaris to equalise.
Smith added: “He acquitted himself really well. They had chances in the first half but we had chances in the second half and their keeper made good saves.”