ROTHERHAM United fear Jamie Lindsay could be set for an extended period on the sidelines after the midfielder limped out of their midweek win over AFC Wimbledon.
The 25-year-old suffered hamstring damage and is due to have a scan that will determine the length of his absence.
Manager Paul Warne has already ruled out the player for at least a fortnight amid concern that he could be missing from the club’s League One campaign for much longer.
“It is a massive blow for us if he’s out for a length of time,” the boss said. “He has definitely damaged it and is definitely out for a minimum of two to three weeks, but it is more likely to be greater than that.”
After Tuesday night’s 3-0 triumph, Rotherham were planning to let the swelling on Lindsay’s muscle reduce and then scan the problem today (Thursday).
The Scot, who has been in fine form as the Millers have climbed to fifth in the table, suffered a hamstring pull last season and was out of action for nearly two months.
“It is not good and I am a bit concerned,” said Warne who is preparing his squad for a trip to Cheltenham Town on Saturday. “He is heavily strapped and the physios are looking at me like: ‘Hmmmm.’ I am presuming it is not going to be great news.
“A niggly injury isn’t so bad but when you are talking about muscular injuries, they take time to heal and then the player takes time to get fit again.
“Suddenly you go from having everyone available and having to move the pieces to having a player out for eight weeks. It’s part of football and why you have a squad of 22 players.”
Winger Mickel Miller was scheduled to be back on the grass today after a hamstring strain.
Rotherham are at home to Scunthorpe United in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday but next Saturday’s league fixture at Charlton Athletic is likely to fall victim to international call-ups.
Shane Ferguson has already been summoned by Northern Ireland and Chiedozie Ogbene, Wes Harding and Joshua Kayode are also expected to be on duty for their countries.