MILLWALL are waiting to learn the extent of the injury suffered by Nicky Bailey in Friday night's win over Real Mallorca.
Bailey limped off shortly before half time after he was on the receiving end of a rough tackle which prompted a mass brawl between players from both sides.[ppw]
But boss Ian Holloway explained that the initial challenge was not the cause of the problem.
Asked if the midfielder would be fit for next Saturday's season-opener against Leeds United, Holloway said: "I don't know the answer to that at the moment.
"I think he should have stayed on the floor because it was quite a lively tackle. I can't get him to realise to let the referee do his job.
"He literally stood up with the bloke on his back. It wasn't the tackle that's the problem – that was on his shin, which is fine – what he's done is got up and doubled his weight.
"He's squatted, on one leg, with their bloke on his back, so it's not good. Hopefully it won't be that bad."
Richard Chaplow was also substituted after seeming to complain of a hamstring strain in the second half.
"That might be a cramp issue – his muscles tightening up in the heat," Holloway said.
"He had a very strange thing happen to him the other day where his ligaments knotted up but he ran that off.
"But with some of the things that have happened to him over the last couple of years, he's very sensitive and I think he did the right thing by coming off.
"I don't think it's anything serious – touch wood. He's a good professional and I really felt for him because he's been playing and training very well."[/ppw]