KEVIN Nisbet is set for a number of weeks on the sidelines after sustaining a “pretty serious” hamstring injury.
The Scottish striker, who suffered a long-term ACL injury at his previous club Hibernian, missed Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Hull City.
Joe Edwards has revealed this morning that the issue is “significant” and is set to leave him out of contention for a number of weeks.
The Millwall boss told NewsAtDen: “He’s got a hamstring issue. It’s pretty serious. He won’t be here for a good number of weeks and we’re still waiting for a specialist’s opinion to see exactly what even the treatment process will be. Sometimes you need surgery on hamstrings, sometimes you don’t.
“We’re waiting to get that news. But it’s definitely a significant one and he won’t be back anytime soon.”
Meanwhile, Ryan Longman has seen a specialist after suffering from a shoulder dislocation in the 1-1 draw with Preston North End at the end of last month.
The Hull loanee is now set for a few weeks out.
Edwards said: “His was similar to Aidomo’s. Some damage done but not as bad as it could have been. So probably from when he did it (nine days ago), three or four weeks until he will be back ready to play.”
Aidomo Emakhu had been having a strong run of form before he also had an issue with a dislocated shoulder at the beginning of January.
The 20-year-old then rolled his ankle in training while rehabilitating from the shoulder issue, keeping him on the sidelines even longer. He has now missed five games but Edwards said there’s ‘a chance’ he could return for Sunday’s trip to Coventry.
He added: “But at this early stage of the week, hard to say how much of a chance. He’s progressed but it still feels like a long time until the game in terms of being able to get out on the pitch and step it up. So he’s not definitely ruled out but it’s been a slower one than we originally thought.”
And finally Ryan Leonard has been missing since he was subbed off during last month’s FA Cup defeat to Leicester City due to a hamstring problem but he is now on the road back to fitness.
Edwards said: “Ryan Leonard is back in full training today. So again it’s a case of making sure we build him back up to where he’s safe and ready to get out on the pitch. But he’s back in full training for the first time today.”