MILLWALL club captain Tony Craig is free of the protective knee brace he had been wearing since surgery in November and is back doing physical exercise as he embarks on the next stage of his lengthy recovery.
Craig hasn’t played since he sustained ligament and tendon damage to his left knee against Bradford in October.
Neil Harris confirmed this week that Craig will be assessed again at the end of January and he is still hopeful that the defender will be available in the latter part of the season.
The Millwall boss also praised Craig’s powers of recovery.
“Tony’s doing really well,” Harris said. “He’s got a big date at the end of the month.
“He’s got a trip back to see the surgeon to see how he’s healing. And if he’s healing as we hope he is and expect him to be then he’s doing really well and we’ll be looking for him to play before the end of the season.
“If it hasn’t taken its natural course by then, then it’s going to be difficult for him to play again this season.
“But, in terms of recovery and healing, he’s been really good, really impressive.
“He’s not doing anything outside, he’s gym-based and he’s swimming.”