O'Brien, Williams, Gregory, Morison, Elliott, Bradshaw – Millwall boss responds to injury crisis

NEIL Harris catalogued the club’s current injury crisis after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City – as the Lions manager warned Aiden O’Brien could have suffered a serious knee problem.

O’Brien was stretchered off in the 59th minute and will have a scan to determine the extent of the damage.

Millwall have seen Byron Webster and Tom Bradshaw suffer knee ligament damage that ended their 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, respectively, and Harris has his “fingers crossed” that O’Brien has not suffered a serious injury.

Williams was injured in the 78th minute scoring his fifth goal of the season before he limped off. Steve Morison also went off in injury-time with a hamstring problem.

Lee Gregory and Tom Elliott missed the game.

“It’s a tough one for Aiden O’Brien, until we scan him we don’t know,” Harris said. “It’s either very serious, or it’s nothing.

“I’m not sure why, but that’s the reality of modern-day football with knee injuries: something or nothing.

“We obviously have our fingers crossed for that one.

Millwall players show concern for Aiden O'Brien.

"Shaun Williams is ankle ligaments and we’ll have to see how that settles. But again, realistically, it’ll be another scan. When he landed after taking a shot, his ligaments got a twist.

“O’Brien landed, there’s no one near him, it’s always a danger and he has certainly panicked – so that’s never a good sign.

“Morison with a hamstring came off at the end; O’Brien knee, who knows; Williams; Gregory out for however long; Bradshaw – if anyone can play up front next week…

“We’ll find a way. And I’m sure out of that lot someone’s going to put their hands up to play. What I do know is they want to play. They’ll bust a gut to be out there.”

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John Kelly