Bolton Wanderers midfielder Liam Trotter, faces a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a torn hamstring, the Bolton News confirm.
The former Millwall midfielder limped off the pitch in the Wanderers’ 3-2 Capital One Cup win over Crewe Alexandra, and the scans have confirmed that the injury will force him out of action for at least three weeks.
The 26-year-old made a move to the Macron Stadium this Summer, after his contract with the Lions ran out at the end of the 2013/14 campaign. Before making his move, Trotter had spent the second half last season on-loan with the Trotters, making 16 appearances and scoring one wonder goal against Sheffield Wednesday.
Dougie Freedman feared the worst for his recent signing, as he spoke in his post-match interview.
“Liam looks to have hurt his hamstring,” he said. “He’ll have a scan but to be honest it doesn’t look good when you have to come off after 45 minutes.
“That’s unfortunately what has been happening at the football club since I’ve been here. I have to make sure the players who are fit understand what they have to do this Saturday and make sure we hold a lead.”
Bolton face a trip to Leeds United this Saturday, and will be hoping to claim their first win in the Championship against another under-fire manager, Dave Hockaday.