Will Grant Hall be back for Rotherham United before the end of the season?

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Boss Matt Taylor delivers an update on the loan defender's latest hamstring injury.

ROTHERHAM United defender Grant Hall's season may be over after the loanee this week suffered his third hamstring injury in three months.

The absence of the centre-half is a blow to the Championship survival hopes of the Millers who head to Swansea City on Monday night.

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Hall limped out of last Tuesday's 2-1 home win over Sunderland and will see a specialist early next week.

"He will be out for a significant period of time," said manager Matt Taylor. "The initial scan results aren't great, we can't hide away from that fact.

"It is a real shame for Grant and all of us as his form, since his return, has been excellent."

When asked if the player may miss the rest of the campaign, Taylor replied:  "There's a chance of that."

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Hall, on loan from Middlesbrough, has been an influential figure for Rotherham when he's played but his time in South Yorkshire has been blighted by hamstring problems.

He had made his comeback from two other issues earlier this month and had started four games. His latest injury is more severe than the previous ones.

Taylor is refusing to give up on him just yet and has his fingers crossed that the specialist will say the 31-year-old could return for the Millers' last few games.

"Even if we get him back only right at the end, then it's still worthwhile," the boss said. "He's been one of our better players, which you'd expect from a player of his ability."

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Midfielder Ollie Rathbone (groin) and right-back Lee Peltier (hamstring) are being monitored and have a chance of facing the Swans.

Taylor said the fact that the game at the Swansea.com Stadium has been put back from its original Saturday date, thus allowing the pair two extra days of recovery time, was "a blessing".

"Pelts is sore and tired," he said. "His body, similar to Hally, has been through the mill and there's tiredness and an issue in that hamstring area. He won't do anything now until testing on Sunday, so I can't say yet if he will be available.

"I want him out there. But we have 13 games left and if missing one meant he'd be available for the following 12 then that's is something we'd have to take into account.

"Ollie is also sore. We have to assess him on a daily basis."