Millwall striker suffers thigh injury on international duty

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

JERMAINE Easter will miss Millwall's Championship clash with Derby County on Saturday because a thigh problem.

The Lions say that Easter, 32, picked up in the injury while on international duty with the Wales squad this week. No timescale has been given for his recovery.

Meanwhile, physio Bobby Bacic says the club's medical department is taking extra steps to ensure players are not over-worked during the hectic run-in.



He said: "We're being sensible.

"The majority of the squad trains fully most days, but we monitor training loads with heart monitors and get feedback from the players after each session.

"You can also never underestimate the intuition of a coach – if they say someone looks a bit leggy, more often than not our data will back that up.



"Sometimes players who have had previous injuries or operations will sit out from time to time if they're feeling tight. A lot of it is common sense.

"We have got lots of games and some long trips coming up, so we have to plan ahead and be careful.

"I suppose we keep a closer eye on the older players in the group because they've had more wear and tear, but you can flip it the other way as well.

"Some of the younger players are not battle hardened yet."

Bacic also provided an update on the fitness of Nicky Bailey, who is making steady progress in his recovery from a back injury.

"Nicky saw a specialist on Wednesday and he was happy with the progress so far, but you have to be cautious with any back injury," Bacic said.

"The next stage will be to increase his work load with one eye on going back outside, but we haven't put a timeline on that."

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11 thoughts on “Millwall striker suffers thigh injury on international duty

  • March 7, 2014 at 10:24
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    I don't know about signing more players, it's more medical staff that we need to sign.
    I can't believe the number of players we have that can't manage 2 consecutive games without getting injured. They would not have lasted 5 mins in the game 20 years ago with the small squads most teams had.
    Real men.

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    • March 7, 2014 at 10:35
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      @Sealion: to true..a few decades ago you would find the same team sheet for about 3 seasons if they got a knock they were told to get on with it...coming back to saturday... Who told easter that he was actually in the team

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:28
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    there f****** useless any way.enough crap talk got to start fighting and getting results.if we go down do we really think we will go up right a way.the players have to start digging deep and stop feeling sorry for them selfs.we are paying with out hard earned money. all we want is to see our beloved millwall give everything posible.no one likes us we done care

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:31
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    What - another injury - WHAT A SHOCK !!!!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:57
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    Don't know what we're going to without Jermaine's goals. Thankfully we've lots of other similar prolific strikers to step into the breach.

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    • March 7, 2014 at 11:05
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      @Micky Lions: I've got a feeling you're being sarcastic...!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 11:16
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    Oh great. Not only are we incapable of scoring, now even the remote possibility of a striker scoring has been snatched from our grasp. We're slowly but surely losing our grip on what crumbs of comfort there are for a win at the moment. Let's hope Derby haven't got the ref sporting their colours on Saturday!!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 11:20
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    The way he hit the bar would do anybody's thigh. I nearly done mine jumping out of my seat.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 11:28
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    Doesn't say much for his fitness if he manages to injure himself in the warm-up. :/

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  • March 7, 2014 at 11:50
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    I was wondering why Wales played Bale instead of Easter, so it was injury that caused him to miss out.

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    • March 7, 2014 at 15:30
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      The only injury you would get down the old den was either cramp with all that sitting down..or if you was a away player & silly enough to run past cbl ..enough said

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