Millwall striker Kevin Nisbet is set to be out for the foreseeable future after suffering a hamstring injury.
The Scotsman who signed from Hibernian in the summer was not on the team sheet on the weekend for his side’s 1-0 defeat to Hull City. January loan signing Michael Obafemi started for the Lions before being taken off at halftime for Tom Bradshaw, who returned from his recent hamstring injury.
Nisbet has made 26 league appearances this campaign, scoring five times so far. His last goal for the South London club came in December in their 3-2 loss to Championship leaders Leicester City.
The 26-year-old missed a couple of weeks of action earlier this year due to sustaining an ankle injury in September against Rotherham United. He found himself also sidelined this time last year for his former side Hibernian after suffering a hamstring injury but only remained out for a couple of weeks.
Millwall head coach Joe Edwards spoke to the club’s media about the news of the Scottish striker’s injury.
“Nizzy has got a hamstring injury and it looks like a fairly significant one.
“He’s going to see a specialist next week to get the full extent of the damage and exactly how long he will be out,” Edwards added.
“It was good for Michael to get a first start. It was definitely a test for him to be starting a game so soon, he’s had a long lay-off without regular football. It was clear we didn’t see the best of him at his most sharp.”
This is incredibly frustrating for all parties involved here. Nisbet will have wanted to hit the ground running this season and consistent injuries have meant that he hasn’t had the chance to get going. That’s not to say he hasn’t shown the potential and glimpses of being a star for the Lions. Injury problems at Hibernian last year meant that Millwall pulled out of a deal until later going back for him in the summer.
Millwall signed Nisbet to hopefully fix their re-occurring goal-scoring issues and they don’t look any closer to solving that issue. Michael Obafemi, on loan from Burnley until the end of the season, will hope to be the man for the Championship side from now until May and the Scotsman’s injury is a perfect opportunity for him to do so. Tom Bradshaw will also be relishing his chance especially as his contract at the club runs out in June.