MILLWALL have been dealt a major injury blow with the news that striker Tom Bradshaw has suffered ligament damage and will miss the rest of the season.
Bradshaw, 26, picked up the injury against Brentford last weekend. He will have surgery on Tuesday.
Bradshaw was signed on a deal from Barnsley which broke the Lions’ 29-year-old transfer record in August.
He played 10 times this season.
"Tom Bradshaw has done his knee ligaments and is going to be out for the season," Lions boss Neil Harris confirmed. "That’s put perspective into that [defeat to Norwich] – yes, disappointed of course – but Tom is a big loss for us. We will work tirelessly with him to get him back on the training pitch, hopefully pre-season, and we look forward to him being a big part of the club in the future.
"It happened at Brentford in the game. It’s one of these crazy modern-day injuries. He did it a couple of minutes after coming on, did the debrief in the changing room and then did the fitness exercises afterwards. We didn’t know till Sunday night and then the scan on Monday showed he had a ligament tear.
"You could have knocked me over with a feather. Tom was convinced it was nothing and that he’d be back training Thursday. The physio department had their concerns but Tom was convinced he would be on the training pitch on Thursday preparing to be involved today.
"His operation is on Tuesday and then a long recovery."
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