Tottenham Hotspur loanee Troy Parrott could miss up to three weeks with a quad injury, Gary Rowett has told South London Press.
The 18-year-old, currently on loan at Millwall, came off in Saturday’s 3-0 friendly win at Southend United, where he got on the scoresheet.
As a result, Parrott will miss the Republic of Ireland’s UEFA Nations League fixtures against Bulgaria on Thursday and at home to Finland on Sunday.
“He came off after 30 minutes of the second half and just felt his quad,” Lions manager Gary Rowett told the South London Press.
“And then when we examined him afterwards without a scan it looked as if he had just a mild strain of it.
“We don’t think it is too much more serious than that. Any strain is usually two to three weeks out to make sure you don’t re-injure or come back too soon.
“I think he is flying back and getting treatment tomorrow and we’ll have a look then.”
Parrott, one of the brightest talents to have come through the Spurs academy in recent years, has got off to a flyer in pre-season, with two goals in his first two games.
As Rowett mentioned, “the rigours of pre-season is asking an awful lot of an 18-year-old”, but he doesn’t sound overly worried about the injury.
Millwall scored the least amount of Championship goals in the top half of the table last season and finished just short of the playoffs, hence the need for more firepower.
And with Parrott having netted two in the Lions’ last two pre-season games, things are looking up for both player and club.