Operation update on Rotherham United centre-half Cameron Humphreys

Rotherham United centre-half Cameron Humphreys. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United centre-half Cameron Humphreys. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United centre-half Cameron Humphreys. Picture: Jim Brailsford
CAMERON Humphreys is today undergoing surgery on the injury that is expected to keep him out of action until the latter stages of Rotherham United's Championship campaign.

The centre-half, who had become a key man for the Millers, went down clutching his hamstring in the 1-1 home draw with Preston North end ten days ago.

Manager Matt Taylor has pledged that the club will do all that they can do to help the 25-year-old through a difficult period.

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"We'll support him through the initial weeks and months and then try our hardest to get him back on the pitch and back to the player we've seen for the last 12 months," the boss said.

Humphreys has suffered a tear close to the tendon and Taylor described it as "about as serious a hamstring injury as you can get".

"When you need an operation on a muscle tear, it shows just how severe that tear is," the manager added.

Humphreys had played every minute of every league game this season before he added to Rotherham's long injury list.

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Taylor is anticipating the former Manchester City youngster being sidelined until "the New Year and beyond".

"The surgeon will have more of an idea on the time frame once they’ve repaired the damage," he said. "But for an injury like this we’re looking at a number of months. We wish Cam all the best."

The Millers are in action at AESSEAL New York Stadium tomorrow night against Bristol City and have only one fit recognised centre-half in Tyler Blackett.

They are hoping central defender Grant Hall, yet to play this term after picking up a July hamstring complaint, comes through training today and is declared ready to return.

Right-back Lee Peltier, who made his comeback from calf trouble at Cardiff City on Saturday, can cover at the heart of the backline if necessary.