Rotherham United striker Will Grigg could be out for around eight weeks

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ROTHERHAM United have been hit by a big injury setback as they build up to Sunday's derby showdown with Sheffield Wednesday.

Loan striker Will Grigg, who had been showing his best form in a Millers shirt in recent games, is facing a long injury absence after damaging his hamstring in Tuesday's win at Wimbledon that sent Paul Warne's men nine points clear at the top of League One.

Rotherham, already lacking wing-back Mickel Miller and centre-half Rarmani Edmonds-Green, will now travel to Hillsborough without the forward boss Warne described as "the glue to the team".

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"We think he might be about eight weeks," the manager said. "It's a severe hammy. It's a massive blow. Griggy had got back to looking really sharp.

"As I always say, it's 'next man up' but I say it this time with a heavy heart because I do think we're going to miss him."

Grigg, who'd had a first-half goal ruled out for offside against the Dons, pulled up after making a run and setting up an opportunity for Michael Smith.

"There was nobody near him when he did it," Warne said. "He put the cross in for a chance that Smudge should definitely have taken.

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"I think he is the glue to the team really. His link-up play is really good and he works well with Smudge."

Miller's hamstring issue is likely to sideline him until March while Edmonds-Green, also laid low by a hamstring complaint, should return before the end of the month.

Rotherham are well stocked in the striking department and have Josh Kayode, Freddie Ladapo and new boy Georgie Kelly to choose from as Smith's new partner.