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Fresh injury blow for Bailey

17 November 2014

Midfielder Nicky develops small calf tear

Nicky Bailey's wretched run of luck with injuries has continued with the midfielder developing a small tear in his calf just days after returning to training following an injury to his right calf muscle.

Nicky has been restricted to just one start and one appearance as a sub this season after sustaining a calf injury in a freak accident during Millwall's final pre-season friendly against RCD Mallorca, and then catching his studs in the turf at Huddersfield Town during his first full game of the campaign in September.

Lions physio Bobby Bacic told "The last international break of the calendar year gave us time to iron out a few niggles before the matches return regularly again.

"We modified training for a number of players including Ricardo Fuller who had a minor problem with his knee and Richard Chaplow who had his wisdom teeth removed. Both of these players were back in full training today with Chaplow coming in on his day off over the weekend to make up for lost time.

"The players who did not train today included both Scotts - Malone and McDonald - who have minor muscle problems and Nicky Bailey who had resumed training but at the end of the week developed a small tear in his other calf.

"Nicky is having the most wretched luck at present and although we do not predict this injury to keep him away from training for long he will need to play in the U21s before he can be considered for first team selection.

"This leaves Carlos Edwards as the only long term injury and he is now happily walking without his crutches and brace."

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