Gary Rowett will be hoping that Ryan Leonard’s ankle is not injured too seriously, after the manager revealed to South London Press that the player ‘felt his ankle in the evening’ and that he will be sent for a scan to examine the injury.
The Lions are currently battling for a play-off spot in the league and have managed to go unbeaten in their last four Championship games. The 29-year-old has played a key part for the squad so far this campaign, helping dictate his side’s play from the centre of the field.
He’s played in 14 games so far and has even registered three assists and has become a mainstay in the starting eleven. However, after featuring in Millwall’s draw with Middlesbrough, he then didn’t feature in midweek.
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That comes down to this fresh ankle concern – and with the player having such an impact for the team so far this campaign, the Lions’ fans and boss Rowett will be hoping that it is nothing too serious and that he can return to action sooner rather than later.
Speaking about the player to South London Press, he said: “He felt nothing yesterday and trained yesterday – we did our organisation and he got through the whole session without any problems. But he just felt it in the evening and the middle of the night. He wasn’t right today.
“We’ve got to just hope it’s something slightly innocuous. We won’t look into it too much until we get it scanned. Hopefully there won’t be anything too severe.”
Millwall then will be hoping to have him back, if not for their next tie, then soon after that. Although the Lions do have capable replacements, Leonard has been a bright spark in midfield for them this season.
Ryan Leonard has been arguably one of Millwall’s best players so far this season, so for him to potentially have another ankle injury is a blow for the club and their fans. He has looked sharp and contributed plenty, so they won’t want him out of action for too long.
Although Rowett won’t know too much until the ankle is scanned, he will be eager to have him back in contention. If it is only a knock, then the Lions will definitely put him back into the mix again soon.