Benik Afobe looks set for another long spell on the sidelines after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage.
The Arsenal Academy graduate has only just moved to Millwall on loan, having spent the first half of the season at Bolton, but will now return to North London where he could be facing up to nine months of rehabilitation.
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett confirmed news of the injury to Lions blog NewsatDen.co.uk after the player was forced off after 12 minutes on Tuesday against Wolves.
“The scan showed cruciate ligament damage and it looks as though he will be ruled out for the rest of this season and part of next season as well. It’s very serious for him.
“It’s a big blow for the lad, first and foremost, and secondly it’s a big blow for ourselves. It was quite an innocuous incident – an awkward landing. He tried to run it off but obviously he couldn’t.
“He was on crutches the next day and had a scan straight away. He is a young guy, he will get over it and come back stronger. He’s at the right age to be able to overcome this problem.
“Although it will take some time, he will overcome it and come through.”
It’s not the first time the 20-year-old has seen his career stopped in its tracks. The England under-21 international spent over six months out with a groin problem in 2011.
Arseblog News wishes Benik all the best with his recovery.