Carlos Edwards could be out for the remainder of the seasonMillwall boss Ian Holloway fears Carlos Edwards will be out for a year following his horror knee injury.
Right-back Edwards has visited a specialist after suffering cruciate and lateral ligament damage, as well as a ruptured hamstring muscle, against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Yet Holloway remains confident the 35-year-old will eventually be back in a Millwall shirt.
"He'll be out for a minimum of nine months - but it will probably be 12 months. It was a freak injury," Holloway told News at Den.
"But apart from the horrible, traumatic injury that Carlos has suffered, the surgeon is very pleased with his knee.
"The joint itself is as good as anybody's. There is no reason why the operation won't work.
"He's a very intelligent and fit boy and he's very dedicated. There's no reason why he can't get back playing. Everybody is gutted for him because he's made a big difference.
"He's a big part of the squad and very popular here."