O’Brien injury not as bad as first feared – Millwall boss

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AIDEN O’Brien’s ankle injury isn't as bad first feared, according to manager Neil Harris.

It was thought the 21-year-old would miss all of August with ruptured ankle ligaments suffered in the draw with Wimbledon two weeks ago.

And Harris revealed O’Brien could be back sooner than expected after receiving positive news.

“Aiden has seen a specialist,” Harris said. “He’s progressing really well.

“We've had a bit of good news in that it might not be as long as first feared.

“With ankle ligaments, it will be about how the ankle reacts when he is outside, more so than the rehab he does inside the gym with Bobby Bacic.

“We’re hopeful he will only miss the first few games of the season.”

Meanwhile, the Lions boss has an update on Kris Twardek’s injury.

Harris said: “Kris has a nasty little toe injury— a dislocation and a break — so he will be out for a period of time, and he will certainly miss the first couple of months of the season.”

Jay Taylor


13 thoughts on “O’Brien injury not as bad as first feared – Millwall boss

  • July 31, 2015 at 13:14

    A crumb of comfort ... in the face of a shortage of strikers.

    Don't panic!

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    • July 31, 2015 at 13:25


      With O'Brien, Gregory, Marquis, Pavey & Philpot on the books I reckon we're only short of one experienced striker.

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      • July 31, 2015 at 13:28

        @Jimmy Abdous Hip: Get rid of ambler and we might get one.

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  • July 31, 2015 at 13:28

    Looking forward to playing Doncaster Rovers this season - they've just signed N’Guessan!

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    • July 31, 2015 at 13:54

      @REAL Supporter: ... and that's how NOT to sign strikers. Credit to NH - he's not gone out and got donkeys. (with apologies to real donkeys)

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    • July 31, 2015 at 16:30

      @REAL Supporter: I guess that means he will be MOM after scoring a 15 minute 2nd half hat-trick

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