Millwall could be missing top-scorer Lee Gregory this weekend when they take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarter-final.
The Lions’ striker was taken off midway through the second half in the win over Birmingham City last night with a calf injury.
Gregory was leading the line alone when the ball went out on the far side for a throw-in where the striker went down after challenging for a header.
He was subsequently replaced by Steve Morison.
Neil Harris confirmed after the game the Millwall striker was withdrawn with a tight calf.
“Lee Gregory came off with a tight calf.
“[It is] too early to tell for Sunday. We will have to see how he goes towards the weekend,” he told Football.London.
If the striker misses out this Sunday that could mean a recall for any number of attacking options with Morison, Tom Elliott and Aiden O’Brien all vying for a starting place.
As Harris said, however, it is too early to tell, and Gregory will be assessed as the week progresses to determine his fitness ahead of the cup-tie and international break that follows it.
This could be a massive blow to Millwall’s cup chances, and could even damage their survival bid.
It depends on how severe the problem is.
Gregory’s ailment could clear up in a day, a week, or three weeks – it remains to be seen until the injury has been fully assessed.
Millwall fans will be worried about their main man up top and their chances of progressing to a Wembley semi-final ahead of an international break before a trip to Leeds United.
Worrying times at present.