Fears over injured Rotherham United frontman Georgie Kelly and an update on midfielder Ben Wiles after both missed the match at Sunderland

The Millers have a mounting casualty count.
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Georgie Kelly

GEORGIE Kelly is heading for a meeting with a specialist tomorrow, with Rotherham United fearing the striker may be facing an extended period on the sidelines.

The 26-year-old suffered a new injury in training in the build-up to yesterday's Championship clash at Sunderland and missed the trip to the Stadium of Light.

"Georgie has damaged his knee quite badly," said manager Matt Taylor after watching his depleted squad take the lead on Wearside but eventually go down 2-1.

"It was a really awkward moment on the training ground, a slip that twisted his body. It was hip and knee but it would seem his knee is the major part of it. It's a real shame for him."

The centre-forward, who came off the bench in the Millers' first two league fixtures and started the Carabao Cup first-round clash, had said before the season started that his main aim was to stay fit after being laid low by calf problem in the past.

The specialist's verdict will determine how long he spends in the treatment room.

Injuries are hitting Rotherham hard and the 26-year-old joins Lee Peltier, Grant Hall, Jamie Lindsay, Shane Ferguson, Ben Wiles and Hakeem Odoffin on the casualty list.

Wiles was another player to pull up at Roundwood earlier this week and he too sat out the game with the Black Cats.

A hip flexor is causing him trouble but Rotherham don't expect him to be out of action for a significant length of time.

"A scan came back with nothing," Taylor said. "He'll go for a second scan just to make sure there are no underlying issues. We hope he will be back soon."

Third-bottom Rotherham are next in action at home to second-placed Leicester City, who have a 100 per cent record, next Saturday.