Georgie Kelly and the amount of time the Rotherham United hitman's knee injury will keep him out of action

The centre-forward had a scan early this week.
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Georgie Kelly

ROTHERHAM United have been given a huge boost by a specialist's verdict on the knee injury suffered by striker Georgie Kelly.

The Irishman pulled up in training last week and missed the Championship trip to Sunderland as the Millers feared he faced an extended period out of action.

However, the centre-forward's date with a consultant on Monday went well and he could be back when Rotherham return from the season's first international break in the middle of next month.

“It was a really awkward moment on the training ground, a slip that twisted his body,” manager Matt Taylor said.

“He's had a scan and there is some damage to the knee area but it's not too significant.”

If things go according to plan, Kelly should sit out only two league matches: Saturday's visit of Leicester City and the following weekend's AESSEAL New York Stadium clash with Norwich City.

He'll also be unavailable for next Tuesday's Carabao Cup second-round tie at Stoke City.

“The hope is that he will miss only a small amount of game-time,” Taylor said. “It could have been a lot worse. The knee is structurally stable.”

Twenty-six-year-old Kelly, signed in January 2022 after a prolific spell with Bohemians had made him the top scorer in the League of Ireland, has struggled for second-tier starts with the Millers but has, at times, made a real impact when coming off the bench.