Rotherham United currently have two players with long term injuries in Clark Robertson and Michael Ihiekwe so this enforced break we are all on from football could actually work in their favour.
Central-defender Clark joined the Millers in July 2018 on a three year deal from Blackpool and has made fifty-three appearances in a Rotherham shirt of which twenty-two were this season until being forced off in our four-nil home win over Peterborough in January after less than half-an-hour. It turned out to be a groin injury which needed an operation which he was getting over and then he got a training ground injury which was a metatarsal problem and looked like keeping him out until the end of the season. Millers Manager Paul Warne said in a telephone interview yesterday that the twenty-six year old is having a scan in a few weeks and if there are positive results his training can ‘kick up’.
Michael signed for the Millers in 2017 from Tranmere Rovers and after a loan spell with Accrington Stanley (which some of our fans are still a bit bemused about) he came back and was always the first name on the team sheet. Icky has played eighty-eight times for Rotherham and had became invaluable this season playing thirty-eight games before a knee injury at the end of February looked like it had put paid to his season. After seeing a specialist the twenty-seven year old central defender has been told he doesn’t need an operation and after eight to ten weeks rehabilitation should be back and ready to play.
So, it could be, fingers crossed, that when/if the season re-starts we could see one, or both, of these players back on the pitch.