MILLWALL physio Bobby Bacic has revealed that a machine purchased by the club last year will aid Scott Malone's recovery from a knee injury.
The new piece of kit, called a Game Ready unit, was recently acquired by the medical department for £5,000.
It pumps ice cold water around the injured area and could help Malone return to action ahead of schedule.
Bacic said: "The machine ices and compresses the knee so we were able to begin Scott's treatment very quickly.
"Bone bruising doesn't sound painful but if you don't treat it properly and respect it, it can be problematic. You've got to be very, very careful with it.
"Alan Dunne had a similar problem six years ago and he was struggling with it for practically a whole season, so Scott will be given time to make a full recovery.
"His rehabilitation will involve a lot of swimming and bike work. If you rush back from bone bruising early it can drag on. There is a lot of bruising and inflamation of the joint itself.
"But it's not a serious injury – that would have been a torn ligament or cartilage damage, which have both been ruled out."