Injured Millwall midfielder on crutches after Wigan win

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SHAUN Williams left The Den on crutches and wearing a protective boot last night after hobbling off during Millwall's win over Wigan.

The midfielder slid into an advertising hoarding after losing his footing near the touchline and, despite attempting to play on, was substituted just before half time.

The Lions will assess Williams' problem further – as well as an injury to Shaun Cummings – over the next 24 hours.

Interim boss Neil Harris said: "Shaun walked into the dressing room on crutches, which was a precaution really.

"But anybody who's on crutches after a Tuesday game is going to struggle to play on Saturday [against Cardiff]."

With Williams set to miss the Bluebirds clash and Ed Upson facing a three-match ban for his sending-off, Harris will have to reshuffle his midfield.

"I've got some good players in my squad who can step in," Harris said.

"I had 24 fit first-team players to select from on Tuesday and that's excluding a very good U21 side that is unbeaten in nine games.

"We've got depth at the club and sometimes someone’s misfortune is someone’s gain, and that will be the case for somebody at Cardiff."

Nicky Bailey replaced Williams against the Latics and helped Millwall to a 2-0 victory.

"The game was made for Nicky, as it was against Charlton," said Harris. "In fixtures of this sort, he's a winner and a leader.

"We're so fortunate that if you need to make a sub because of an injury, we've got the likes of Bailey to come on and change the game."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

10 thoughts on “Injured Millwall midfielder on crutches after Wigan win

  • April 15, 2015 at 13:38
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    If Cummings has taken a knock is it too soon for Carlos to come back and play a part in another or our "Great Escapes"?

    Seriously if we survive, then let's push on next season. Nerves can't take a 4th season in a row of this. Also any word on how Berylson feels about current performances under Harris? He must be buzzing like the rest of us!

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  • April 15, 2015 at 13:45
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    Upson's red card would not have happened had the referee not lost control. Was it really a red? Is it worth an appeal? Or is it a case of raise (or lower) hands and that is it? Given that he is virtually out for the season would a late appeal make hime available for Saturday?

    Presume Williams will arrive in Cardiff on crutches and then be named in the squad!!!!!

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  • April 15, 2015 at 13:49
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    Sicknote Bailey and Paris Hilton should come in

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  • April 15, 2015 at 14:22
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    Cardiff have sweet FA to play for lets go and give them a hard time and we can come away with the points..

    COYL

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:10
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    No you didn't slide Williams you kicked the ball in frustration and it came back at a rate of knots and took you out. Melt. Might do us a favour if sick note Bailey can stay fit as he is undoubtably a better baller than you. Come on u lions..

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    • April 15, 2015 at 22:24
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      @Crittalllion: you are completely wrong he kicked the ball at the wall it rebounded past him
      He could not stop and went into the wall with his knee

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:26
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    Martinez might get a game unless he was part of Holloway's severance package hahaha

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  • April 15, 2015 at 16:36
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    Sorry if it sounds harsh but maybe a blessing in disguise Williams for me has been very poor of late looks like most games pass him by its a shame because he looked a great prospect lets hope Bomber can get him going again next season .

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  • April 15, 2015 at 19:33
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    Hopefully u get better soon and can play, best of luck william NOLU, WDC MILLWALL was rocking love that COYL lets stay up u can do it boys we all believe in u

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  • April 17, 2015 at 09:51
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    The way I saw it was a kick at the hoarding in frustration after the foul was given prior for what he thought (and myself) was a good tackle. I may be wrong but if thats the case thats stupidly going to cost us, especially with Upson's suspension.

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