Millwall winger set to see specialist this week – as plantar fascia problem persists

JIRI Skalak is set to miss this weekend’s trip to Huddersfield Town with the winger suffering from plantar fasciitis.

That’s a problem that causes inflammation of tissue at the bottom of the foot and leads to pain in the heel and foot arch.

Skalak went off injured against Fulham over a month ago and was only expected to be out for two weeks.

But the Czech Republic international was having further checks this week.

“It’s still not settling,” Lions boss Neil Harris said. “He’s been re-scanned and he’s seeing the specialist again this week just to make sure everything is covered.

“The information that came to me after Fulham was that it was going to be a couple of weeks. We’re four weeks down the line and Jiri is still not back on the training pitch fully with the squad.

“There’s frustration in that. The good news is nothing’s changed, there’s no long-term injury. With Jiri it’s just about waiting for the foot to heal.

“He’s well thought of in the international set-up and they’re desperate for him to be involved. Jiri wants to make up for lost time.

“I go back to Gary Alexander. Gary had a plantar fascia injury and I remember the pain he was in on and off the pitch at times. I’m reminded how tough those injuries are.

“We’ve just got to be patient with Jiri and he also has to make sure he pushes himself to the maximum he can within those pain limits.”

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