Tottenham striker, Troy Parrott has picked up an injury which has interrupted his start to the season and caused him to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad.
Parrott made a really promising start to his loan spell at Millwall, scoring in both of the club’s first two pre-season friendlies this summer.
He received his second International call up to the Republic of Ireland squad last week for their Nations League double-header against Bulgaria and Finland, alongside new Spurs signing Matt Doherty.
However, the teenager picked up an injury in the friendly against Southend United last Saturday.
Parrott got on the scoresheet with a lovely finish in the second half after being put through on goal but was withdrawn late in the game with a strain on his quadriceps.
Millwall boss, Gary Rowett has confirmed that the 18-year-old will not be involved in the Nations League games next week but was hopeful that the injury will not keep him out for too long.
When asked about Parrott’s injury, he told South London News: “He came off after 30 minutes of the second half and just felt his quad.
“And then when we examined him afterwards without a scan it looked as if he had just a mild strain of it.
“We don’t think it is too much more serious than that. Any strain is usually two to three weeks out to make sure you don’t re-injure or come back too soon.
“He’d been doing really well but the rigours of pre-season is asking an awful lot of an 18-year-old, hopefully, it is not too serious.
“I think he is flying back and getting treatment tomorrow and we’ll have a look then.
“It’s probably pointless him being there [with Ireland] because they can probably call someone else up. Even if it’s just a week he won’t be available for their games.
“It’s a bit unfortunate. Like any player, he has got a massive opportunity to play for his country and I’m sure he wanted to do that.
“But as a precaution, he can get treatment and see how he responds. We don’t think it is serious but it can still be two-three weeks out of action. It’s not ideal but nothing much to worry about.”
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This is quite unfortunate for Parrott as he would have been hoping to get settled into his new surroundings quickly and hit the ground running at the start of the season. However, it does not sound like he is going to miss more than a few matches if any. Hopefully, he does not have to wait too long to open his account in the Championship.
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