Bailey's back problem more serious than first thought

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NICKY Bailey is set to be sidelined for at least five more weeks after a back injury proved more serious than first thought.

The midfielder has not appeared in a Lions shirt since the 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday last month after being asked to improve his fitness.

But the 29-year-old overexerted himself in training and physio Bobby Bacic has confirmed that Bailey is now unlikely to return to action until April at the earliest.



Bacic told the club's official site: "The problem area is small but extremely painful which is frustrating for Nicky.

"We are limiting his activities to swimming only at present as we do not want to stir the back up and potentially cause a long term problem.

"The time frame given by the surgeon is to allow healing to occur over the next month, so regrettably Nicky will not be available for the fixtures in March."

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34 thoughts on “Bailey's back problem more serious than first thought

  • February 20, 2014 at 15:30
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    That's got to be a first over exerted himself in training and there was I thinking it had something to do with picking up a wage packet every week haha, some questions need to asked why so many players finish training and they are carrying injuries ??

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    • February 20, 2014 at 18:36
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      @Barnlion: I reckon the reason we're getting all these injuries at the moment is because while Lomas was in charge, the players weren't looking after themselves properly. So when IH came in with a proper training regime - anyone with any underlying niggles or weaknesses were always gona be at risk. The championship is such a competitive league and every player has to be a full on athlete - no half measures in any area of their fitness can be afforded. Yet another reason why we were lucky to get IH in when we did - coz he identified this straight away.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 15:34
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    Yes, has been mentioned before, either we got them with injuries hidden or the are a bunch of pansies.........which-ever Millwall again has NOT got their moneys worth out of these type of players.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 16:06
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    Doubt if we'll see him again this season unless we're desperate. Would have loved to have seen him score again the Anoraks. Mind you, I'd love to see anyone score against the Anoraks.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 16:07
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    I think I know when he damaged his back, It was the day I watched us at Southend, He was carrying a fridge on it day.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 16:12
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    When u don't want to play along comes the bad back excuse. Get rid he's two bob

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    • February 20, 2014 at 19:07
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      @block 28: .injury cobblers he just dont want to put the anoraks down...probably still got A MATE THERE

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  • February 20, 2014 at 16:24
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    Just as well we've signed a couple of decent midfielders in Williams and Upson. But questions have to be asked on the fitness of some players, the amount of injuries we've had is unbelievable.
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    • February 20, 2014 at 16:50
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      @harry2310: He's no great loss, he's either been unfit or injured, what with him McD and Hoyte Boro must have been laughing all the way to the bank. Then we have another no show in Chaplow, we have either had really s*** luck or someone saw us coming.

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      • February 21, 2014 at 10:08
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        @Sealion: All of them had the same agent... who funnily enough got injured and has retired after pocketing Millions on these deals!

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        • February 23, 2014 at 12:32
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          @Bradders: nice one Bradders...........! Great piece of humour, we are all laughing at that one.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 16:55
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    Upson and williams will do for me and jimmy as back up

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    • February 20, 2014 at 18:50
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      Bad back takinpg the raise..li blame lomas yet another he brought to mfc who was either injured or well unfit....He only came to millwall cos he noticed we had a Mcdonald

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  • February 20, 2014 at 17:05
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    Millwall have become a joke. The fitness test before signing him would have proved he was overweight and we should have left it at that. As for the Hoyte signing well that's a complete shambles in its self.

    Bailey= Waste of money
    Chaplow= Waste of money
    Mcdonald= Waste of money
    Hoyte= Waste of money

    Now that's a lot of money wasted which could of been spent on someone reliable and with pedigree. Lets say for example forgetting the current loan signing of DJ we could have easily afforded someone of high calibre like Wood.

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    • February 20, 2014 at 17:16
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      @Dazi: Hindsight is a beautiful thing isn't it.

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    • February 20, 2014 at 18:40
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      @Dazi: I agree with 3 of the signings are a waste Mcdonald is not an extremly talented player the diffrence he made when he came on contributed to the goal as well as comming back to get a blinding tackle in in our box when the Bolton player was about to shoot he also had an effort on taget well saved by their keeper. Had he started along side Morrisson he would have made on hell of a diffrence I would have put money on him scoring given the oppotunity that Easter wasted . I would like to see him start this Saturday along side Morrisson With our New Full back and moving Malone to left wide midfield and leaving Martin out and either Beevers or Lowery at Center Half

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    • February 21, 2014 at 10:12
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      @Dazi: What IF these players play before the end of the season and were the ones responsible for keeping us in this league.... still a waste of money....

      All hindsight as you don't know how these players are going to turn out, although Lomas didn't know how to keep the players fit which might be a reason to their lack of success!

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      • February 21, 2014 at 22:07
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        @Bradders: well he's clearly basing his opinion on what they've done so far, which is not a lot. So a waste of money as it stands.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 17:06
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    wont see him again this season as it will take another month to get fit. shame because i think Bailey and Chaplow (when fit!!) are our best pairing, never gonna happen tho, lets hope the new boys can take their chance. Massive game sat, just cant lose.

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    • February 20, 2014 at 17:35
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      @Dazi: In the case of@macman: as you state it will never happen, the problem is Chaplow is made of glass and Bailey is made of lard.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 17:21
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    That's what we need built in the redevelopment a clinic.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 17:25
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    It's all about opinions but one thing's for sure, we need experience for the run in otherwise we're down!

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    • February 21, 2014 at 10:14
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      @NO1LIKESUS: If it's all about opinions how can you be SURE we need experience otherwise we are down??

      What if we have the youngsters in there with a bit of confidence and wanting to play to IH style? Either way I don't care as long as we have a good go at staying up!

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  • February 20, 2014 at 17:32
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    McDonald looked good when he came on in midfield on saturday, so with upson,Williams, Jimmy, chap low (when fit )woolly, all decent centre midfielders I can't see him getting in anyway, looks a plodder to me and has never looked fit. Over the hill me thinks.

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    • February 20, 2014 at 17:40
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      @bordersarebest0170: We need someone with a bit of bite in midfield and the only bite Bailey seems to have is into a Pizza.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 18:13
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    Cheers for the bad news Bobby! Could've really done with Bailey for these crucial games coming up. I'm a bit surprised at the negative comments on Bailey - I think he's been one of our most consistent players from the start of the season. Oh well, good thing IH got some reinforcements in - just a shame Nicky won't be there to add that bit of muscle in the middle.
    Also, hope his recovery goes well, coz having a back injury is a right c**t - I know from experience. If he don't look after it, it is a potential career ender...

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  • February 20, 2014 at 18:37
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    I don't care who plays, as long as we get some points.!!!

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  • February 20, 2014 at 18:48
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    you often find that when a team is doing well players seem to not get injured. and when as like us you're in trouble the lads who don't fancy a fight go missing with silly injuries. take a look at the sick notes on our list, usual suspects me thinks. end of season get shot of these wasters!

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    • February 21, 2014 at 10:18
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      @TONY BLOCK28: Insurance jobby!! All footballers have to be insured up to the hill in case they get a terrible injury caused by football.... Whereas Bailey most probably got some strain from getting up off his a*** to get to the fridge!

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  • February 20, 2014 at 19:53
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    I know it sounds funny when we seem to get a new player every week, but I believe we need a strong experience character on the pitch to influence the new players who appear to be gelling. If Robbo is off and Bailey not likely to be seen fit, then either a central defender or holding midfielder brought in, with proper relegation fighting experience, who is fit and ready to start. Short contract on good money, with a bonus if we stay up maybe.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 20:50
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    that photo has not done him any justice has it. looks like a down syndrome!

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  • February 20, 2014 at 21:55
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    I hope I'm wrong but I think that's season over for Bailey.
    A long , hard working pre season and we may see the best of him.

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  • February 21, 2014 at 00:09
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    If the club was run probably we would of arranged a pre season tour before we hired a new manager & then we would of known who was s*** & who wasn't before the season had started. Sorted

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    • February 21, 2014 at 02:11
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      @block 28: millwall got him to do a bit of swimming..lets hope its in the deep end

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