THE knee injury sustained by Lee Martin against QPR last weekend is likely to keep him out of Millwall's final game of the season.
Martin had to be stretchered off during the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Loftus Road when the studs of midfielder Tom Carroll sliced through his flesh.
And boss Ian Holloway says Martin has little chance of facing Bournemouth when the Lions bring down the curtain on their 2013-14 campaign at The Den.
"Lee's got a really nasty gash, down to the bone," Holloway said. "He's won a tackle on the edge of our box and won the ball with his foot, but he's been kicked up on his knee.
"I don't think somebody did that deliberately but I'll have to see it again. I think it was an accident.
"To lose him, with his pace and how well he's been doing, was a blow. We lost his explosive counter-attacking, which was really important to our gameplan.
"I don't think he will be available next Saturday – not with the placement of the cut and how deep it was. It's gone through some muscles.
"It's these blades – if you slip and they catch you, they can be dangerous."