Stephen Kelly out for the season while Lewis Price needs op

Stephen Kelly could have pulled on a Rotherham shirt for the last time following news that he will miss the rest of the season.

The 33-year-old has gone under the knife on an Achilles injury and he will not be fit for the final three games.

He is out of contract in the summer and given he has only played 20 times this season, a new deal looks unlikely.

Kelly’s 18 months at New York Stadium have been riddled with injury but he was a key component of last year’s survival under Neil Warnock, where the Millers only lost twice when the former Republic of Ireland international was in their team.

This year has been a different story, though, as despite being captain under Alan Stubbs, Kelly has struggled.

Meanwhile, Lewis Price will also need an operation to remove his tonsils.

The goalkeeper, who has another year left on his Millers deal, should be involved in the matchday squad against Ipswich but could have surgery before the end of the season.

“He is back and trained on Thursday but he has to have them operated on and that will be two months,” boss Paul Warne said. “There is more chance that he will have the operation sooner rather than later, I guess.

“He will be involved this weekend and then we’ll reassess his health and make a decision then really.”

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