Rotherham summer signing Jamie Proctor, who arrived at the New York Stadium in July for a fee believed to be in the region of £75,000, has been ruled out ‘for the majority of the season’ according to a report from Sky Sports News.
The 25-year-old impressed for ‘The Millers’ during pre season, and got off the mark by scoring his first competitive goal for the club in the 2-1 win over Lincoln in the Carabao Cup, but unfortunately for Rotherham fans, suffered a collision with Charlton captain Chris Solly during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to ‘The Addicks’, resulting in the former Preston North End youth player being stretchered off and taken to hospital, where it was revealed he had ruptured a cruciate ligament.
In the Sky Sports News report Rotherham manager Paul Warne said:
“Regrettably, I think he’s out for the majority of the season.
“Best-case scenario is that he will come back with a month to go.
“I know he will look after himself, and I know he will train and do everything.
“For any squad to lose one of their talisman, so to speak, is a massive blow.
“His performance at Huddersfield, his 45 minutes there, was probably the best I’ve seen from a Rotherham number nine for years and years.”
Rotherham travel to Fratton Park on Sunday, to take on Portsmouth, and will look to improve on their results in the last three games in all competitions, which all ended in defeat, and with Proctor out the South Yorkshire club may look to add to their squad before today’s transfer deadline day ends.