ALAN Dunne believes he was lucky "not to break something" when Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tom Cairney caught him with a knee-high tackle on Saturday.
Dunne had to be stretchered off during the Lions' 3-2 defeat after being poleaxed by Cairney as the pair challenged for a bouncing ball.
And the right back felt Cairney should have been given his marching orders – even though referee David Webb did not even blow up for a foul.
To add insult to injury, the midfielder, on loan from Hull City, took the corner which led to Rovers' decisive third goal when play resumed.
"The boy should have been sent off," Dunne said. "I was lucky not to break something. He caught me on my standing leg, right on my knee cap and he deserved a red card.
"The referee apologised to David Forde after the game but that means nothing to us now.
"We should have had a penalty as well in the first half when Steve Morison was tripped. It's just the story of our season really.
"Anyone who comes to watch us week in, week out will see that we have not been getting the big decisions on a regular basis.
"I think I will be alright – it is only an impact injury. I have had one stitch and hopefully the bruising will go down before next weekend."
Dunne's injury compounded a frustrating afternoon for Millwall, who now have the worst defensive record in the Championship having conceded 40 goals in 20 games.
"It is a very disappointing result," Dunne added. "I thought we started well – in fact we felt comfortable until Mark Beevers slipped and they scored a goal out of nothing.
"The second one was very sloppy defending and I didn't see the third. It is individual errors and it is hard to sort those out."