Millwall have been dealt a fresh striker injury setback with Kenneth Zohore ruled out for around eight weeks with a calf injury.
The Lions have already been without Tottenham loanee Troy Parrott, absent initially due to a quad strain before he damaged ankle ligaments in the EFL Cup loss to Burnley.
Zohore was snapped up on a temporary deal from West Bromwich Albion before the transfer window closed – with his stay due to run out in the middle of January.
The big Danish frontman scored his first goal for Millwall in their 2-0 victory at Preston North End last week but did not feature in Saturday’s match against Huddersfield Town.
Zohore looks unlikely to return until late December.
Lions manager Gary Rowett said: “It’s really disappointing. We feared the worse when it first happened. He got to 70 minutes [against Preston] and the plan was always to try and get him off around then – but he was fine.
“He’s chested the ball down and landed awkwardly on his other calf. It looks like he is going to be out for about eight weeks. When you think about the likes of Troy Parrott and Ken Zohore, you’re hoping they could be the difference in the final third for us – or at least some very good Championship options. Both have been unavailable, pretty much, for the games.
“Troy isn’t far off but to lose Ken for that period of time – particularly after he performed so well at Preston – we’re going to have to crack on without him for the time being.”
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