The injury to Peter Kioso, and the other Rotherham United players who are fitness concerns on the eve of the West Bromwich Albion clash
The former Luton Town man hurt his ankle in a private friendly at Bolton Wanderers during the international break and was forced to miss last Saturday’s Championship draw at Hull City.
He managed some light, unopposed training yesterday as the Millers prepare to continue their survival push in Friday’s home clash with West Bromwich Albion (kick-off 1pm) and at Norwich City on Easter Monday.
It’s the third ankle issue the 23-year-old has suffered since his arrival at AESSEAL New York Stadium and comes on top of the groin complaint that kept him out of action in the early stages of his Rotherham career.
“It’s not the same problem as last time — it was more from an impact in the Bolton game — but there’s obviously an issue there,” manager Matt Taylor said. “He trained last Thursday but then the swelling was substantial on Friday.
“Because it’s an impact injury we don’t expect it to be out for weeks and weeks.”
A NUMBER of Rotherham United players face late fitness checks as the Millers gear up for their Good Friday showdown with West Bromwich Albion at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Defenders Lee Peltier and Tyler Blackett have been nursing back and hamstring issues respectively while striker Tom Eaves has been sidelined by a hip complaint.
Right-back Peter Kioso (ankle) and midfielder Ollie Rathbone (groin) are also under the supervision of the club’s medical team.
Peltier had to come off in Saturday’s 1-1 Championship draw at Hull City. “He hasn’t done anything as yet this week,” manager Matt Taylor said. “We’ll assess him going into Friday.”
Blackett, a free-agent signing last month, tweaked his hamstring in training and sat out the trip to Hull.
Speaking yesterday afternoon, Taylor said: “He’s done a small amount on the grass today. He’s got to hit certain markers tomorrow — whether he can sprint, whether he can turn and sprint. We’ll make a decision on Friday morning.”
Eaves missed training earlier in the week but managed a light workout yesterday
Taylor revealed that centre-half Cameron Humphreys is playing through a knee condition.
Midfielder Domingos Quina misses Friday’s clash because of a one-match ban but is in the frame for Monday’s match at Norwich City.