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Injury latest on Lions skipper Tony Craig

2 November 2015

Physio confirms TC has sustained lateral ligament and hamstring tendon damage

Millwall physio Bobby Bacic has this evening confirmed that skipper Tony Craig sustained damage to both his lateral ligament and hamstring tendon during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Bradford City.

Defender TC was forced out of the action 10 minutes into the second-half of the game after bravely blocking a shot from James Hanson, and subsequent investigations have now confirmed the extent of his injury.

"All the players currently in the treatment room are due to the result of tackles," Lions physio Bobby Bacic told millwallfc.co.uk

"Tony Craig has suffered an injury to his left knee whilst performing a heroic flying block during the Bradford match. He has escaped cruciate ligament damage, but has significantly damaged his lateral ligament and hamstring tendon.

"He is currently in a protective brace and on crutches and will see the surgeon later in the week. This will allow the swelling and pain to settle so the surgeon can fully evaluate the knee and decide the best course of action. We will update everyone later in the week.

"On a happier note, Shaun Willliams came through the bruising Bradford encounter without any reaction to his back injury. The Tuesday before the match Shaun was still a little lop-sided and I was telling the manager he would be lucky to be available for the following week.

"By Thursday Shaun was declaring himself ready to go, he joined in a modified training session specially adapted for him on Friday.

"Shaun had treatment every day including acupuncture and hanging upside down in a contraption called an 'inversion table'. He also had home visits from our soft tissue specialist Joe Sundborg and assistant physio Steve Brown which helped his progress, along with Shaun's steely determination.

"Ed Upson is making good progress and we hope to have him training next week while Jimmy Abdou has had a week back in France and is still targeting a return next month.

"Lastly Sid Nelson suffered a heavily bruised metatarsal during the last U21s match against Colchester United and is being monitored."

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