Rotherham set to learn extent of Lee Frecklington’s injury

Rotherham are bracing themselves for news on the extent of skipper Lee Frecklington’s injury.

The midfielder was visibly distraught as he was forced to leave the field after just two minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Rochdale when he suffered an early injury.

 

Frecklington, who has been beset with injury problems over the last two years, felt a pain in his hamstring and boss Paul Warne is praying it is something not so sinister.

“We are not sure if it is his back or hamstring, I am hoping it is something that has tweaked in his back which has caused a bit of pain in his hamstring,” the boss said.

“If he’s pulled his hamstring then he’ll be out lengthy time and I hope that isn’t the case but I’ll know more on Monday.”

Warne was without Joe Newell at Spotland after he complained of a sore quad muscle sustained in shooting practise on Friday.

 

Newell could possibly have played, but the boss was not going to risk him.

“That was a tactical masterstroke,” he joked of Newell’s absence.

“After training on Friday he complained a little bit of a tight quad and we had the meeting at the hotel before the game and he said he could still feel it but thought he would be alright but there is no point me taking a risk with him.

“I wasn’t going to play him and he could come off after 10 minutes and be out for six weeks. It would be pointless having a good squad if you did that so I didn’t take the risk with him and he will be fine for next week.”

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