STEFAN Maierhofer will be "wrapped in cotton wool" for the next 36 hours after he picked up a knee injury in Saturday's defeat to Leeds United.
Millwall boss Ian Holloway has revealed that Maierhofer is one of three players struggling to be fit for Tuesday's crunch clash with Birmingham City at The Den.
Mark Beevers (calf) and John Marquis (concussion) are almost certain to miss out, but striker Maierhofer has been given a chance of playing and will undergo a scan on Monday.
Holloway said: "Maierhofer has got a slightly swollen knee and we're sending him for a scan to see why that is, but we might have to wrap him in cotton wool.
"Marquis suffered concussion and if you look at it, it should have been a penalty because he got volleyed in the face at the start of the second half.
"He was concussed at the end of the game and went to see their doctor, so we can't risk his health. Beevers looks like he's definitely out with a torn calf muscle."
Scott Malone was absent from the squad at Elland Road after aggravating a hip problem in training last week and is unlikely to feature against the Blues tomorrow.
"His injury flared up and he had to limp out of training on Thursday," Holloway said.
"It looks quite major, to be honest. If Malone wasn't fit for Saturday, he certainly won't be fit for Tuesday with a torn muscle."