Rotherham United and the fear over Bailey Wright

Bailey Wright goes off against West Brom. Picture by Jim BrailsfordBailey Wright goes off against West Brom. Picture by Jim Brailsford
Bailey Wright goes off against West Brom. Picture by Jim Brailsford
The centre-half had to be replaced in the first half against West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

BAILEY Wright could have played his last game for Rotherham United after limping out of yesterday's Championship win over West Bromwich Albion.

The Millers fear the loan centre-half may have broken his ankle or foot and if that's the case he won't feature in the final seven matches of their survival run-in.

The 30-year-old, who moved to AESSEAL New York Stadium from Sunderland on the final day of the January transfer window, lasted only 25 minutes of the 3-1 triumph over the Baggies before he had to be helped off the field.

"He landed and heard a crack," manager Matt Taylor said. "He's a warrior. He tried to get up and put weight through it, but couldn't do that, so I'd suggest there's a broken bone in there or a rupture of some sort.

"He'll get assessed. It doesn't look good. It's the top of the foot/ankle. It's the curse of the centre-halves at Rotherham."

Rotherham are already without central defenders Sean Morrison (thigh) and Grant Hall (hamstring) until the end of the season while Cameron Humphreys is playing through a knee problem.

Tyler Blackett, just recovered from a hamstring issue, replaced Wright and the Millers will be hoping the March free-agent singing suffers no reaction heading into Monday' s trip to Norwich City.

Club captain Richard Wood, who has been out of favour under Taylor and hasn't made a matchday squad since January 21, may be in the party that travels to Carrow Road.

"I was so pleased to get Tyler on the pitch," said the manager after a Jordan Hugill double and a goal from Tariqe Fosu against West Brom had lifted his team into 18th spot, three points clear of the drop zone with a game in hand.

"Woody is ready to come into the fold so we have options. We also have the option to go to a three at the back if we have not got the out-and-out centre halves.

"It's important that whatever personnel we put on that pitch perform like the defence did today."

Wright, who managed eight appearances for the Millers and has another year left on his deal at the Stadium of Light, said last week he had made no decision on his future.

Speaking to the Advertiser after the 0-0 draw at Hull City, he said: "I've loved my time here already. Nothing will be decided until the end of the season. I won't think too much about what's next until the summer."