Jake Cooper dislocated his shoulder for a second time this season in Millwall's 2-0 win over Birmingham City earlier this month, and Gary Rowett feared he could miss the rest of the season but it looks like it is good news for the club instead, as the defender is set to be available to play for the Championship side sooner rather than later.
Operation can be put on hold
Speaking to the South London Press, Lions boss Gary Rowett said:
"We've had some quite good news on Jake Cooper, it looks like he won't need an operation yet.
"It looks as though he might just need to let it settle down, strengthen it and then he will be able to continue to play. We are really pleased about that. That is a huge bit of news for us.
"When that will be I don't know. I don't want to put a timeline on it. If you ask Coops he should have played tonight and he is available for Saturday. If you ask anyone that is got half a brain, then I say it will take a little longer than that!"
Huge boost for the Lions
This news will be great news for the club. Millwall have already got a big injury list and Cooper being fit to play soon, will be a big bonus for the Lions, as he and Shaun Hutchinson are the key to Millwall's success defensively over the last couple of seasons.
Millwall made it nine unbeaten last night as they drew 1-1 at Kenilworth Road against Luton Town thanks to a late equaliser from George Evans, and if they can get players back from injury sooner rather than later, they could easily find themselves climbing up the unpredictable Championship table.