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

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© Edmund Boyden

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

(@jay_taylor18)

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

  • July 31, 2015 at 13:14
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    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
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      @kitch:

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

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    • July 31, 2015 at 13:57
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      @benzo: that comment: "apart from what he does inside with Bobby Bacic" sounds totally unpleasant

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  • July 31, 2015 at 14:37
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    Another week over on NAD and still no good news. Is this post millwall trying to say we dont need or wont be buying a striker because O'Brien will be back soon.

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  • July 31, 2015 at 14:46
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    I spoke to him yesterday and he said that he should be back earlier than he first thought

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  • July 31, 2015 at 16:23
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    Going to be one for the future that's for sure

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  • August 1, 2015 at 12:25
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    Obrien will be fine as long as he does the opposite of what booby bacic tells him....

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