RIGHT back Shaun Cummings is expected to miss the next four weeks of Millwall's season after a scan confirmed a small groin tear.
Cummings has made six appearances and helped to keep three clean sheets since joining the Lions from Reading in mid-January.
But the 25-year-old is now set for a spell on the sidelines – much to the frustration of manager Ian Holloway.
He said: "Shaun has been complaining of a sore groin but has been putting himself up to play. We sent him for a scan yesterday and there's a tear in one of his muscles in the groin.
"It's a very important muscle and if that goes, it will rupture. We can't risk him for at least four weeks.
"It's not good news but this will give someone else a chance to play.
"If I have to work with somebody to help them play there or bring someone back into it, I'll do that. We're just going to get on with it.
"I've been working Jimmy Abdou in that position and I think he can do that standing on his head.
"But maybe Angel Martinez could play there or Ricard Chaplow if he hasn't already gone somewhere else.
"Justin Hoyte might have to come back in or we have Josh Siafa from the U21s as well.
"I don't want to move Alan Dunne from where he's playing at the minute so those are the options that I have."