The latest on Viktor Johansson and the Rotherham United goalkeeper's injury

The Millers shot-stopper has been hit by a shoulder problem.
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Viktor Johansson

GOALKEEPER Viktor Johansson is to have an injection next week after being forced by injury to give up a proud Rotherham United record.

In a season where an unprecedented number of players have been in the treatment room, the Swede had been the Millers’ only Championship ever-present until he missed the Easter Monday clash at Norwich City.

As yet, there is no time frame on the return of the 24-year-old who hurt his shoulder in training on the eve of the Canaries contest.

A scan on Tuesday showed up a damaged joint capsule, manager Matt Taylor revealed.

“The injury happened during a routine session the day before the game,” the boss said.

“It was a shot and a save low down to his right. It is the shoulder he has had a bit of a problem with over the course of the season.”

The shot-stopper travelled with the squad to Norfolk to support the team despite the pain he was feeling.

Ironically, Josh Vickers, the man who will deputise for Johansson, had a shoulder issue of his own earlier in the campaign that ruled him out for six weeks.

The former Lincoln City man came in against Norwich and was excellent as he kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw on his second-tier bow.