STRIKER Freddie Ladapo is struggling to be fit for Rotherham United's League One trip to high-flying Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The centre-forward has hurt his foot and was undergoing tests today to determine the extent of the damage.
"He missed training this morning," said manager Paul Warne "He has gone for a scan and we'll know the severity of the injury soon.
"At the moment, I am doubtful he will play a part this weekend. He looked in discomfort today.
"You never know, though. He might get a really positive result back off the scan, feel better later today and be able to train tomorrow."
The Millers have a ready-made replacement in deadline-day signing Will Grigg who has impressed off the bench in the last two games and is eyeing his first league start for the club.
Shane Ferguson was at training this morning and wasn't unduly troubled by the foot problem he has been nursing.
However, Warne may decide not to risk including the winger in the squad for the clash against third-placed Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium.
"I think Saturday might be too soon," the boss said. "He was out on the grass with the physio today. He said he was virtually pain-free, which to me means he's training tomorrow and playing Saturday.
"But I always get told off by the medical staff for being too optimistic too early."
Winger Mickel Miller is a definite absentee for the Millers, who are in 13th spot, two points off the play-off frane, as sits out the final game of a three-match ban.
Defender Wes Harding is available again. He missed Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Lincoln Saturday because he was isolating after coming into contract with someone with Covid on the flight back from international duty with Jamaica.