Likely to miss the duration of the October fixture schedule, Hunt looks set to miss important upcoming games against the likes of Livingston, Rangers and both Dundee sides.
During a stop-start campaign last season, Hunt fought an ongoing battle with injury - in turn failing to command a regular first team slot. After starting the first few games of this season, Hunt's career looked back on track, although the Irishamn struggled to find form.
Meanwhile, the Pars have offered a contract to ex-Arsenal midfielder Stephen Bradley, despite interest from English Championship side Millwall.
Hay said "Stephen obviously has been living in London and if Millwall liked what they saw, they'd be able to offer more than we can - but we'll see how things develop."