A few days after signing a new deal with St Johnstone for next season, Chris Millar’s 2016/17 campaign appears to be over.
The midfielder was withdrawn in the first half of Saturday’s win against Aberdeen and manager Tommy Wright has confirmed that the groin injury which forced him off is serious enough to cast doubt on Millar’s participation in Saints’ last four games of the Premiership run-in.
“Chris has suffered a groin strain and will be out for two to three weeks,” said Wright. “So his season could be over.
“With the three games in a week at the end of the season he might have a chance, but we’ll just have to see.
“But at this stage it’s highly unlikely, which is disappointing.
“We will give him a plan over the summer because he needs to get this injury over and done with.
“It’s a different injury but it’s roughly the same area of his body.
“We want Chris back and ready for next season. It’s unfortunate because he’s just signed his new contract.
“Over the piece he’s done enough to earn that here so he’ll get treatment and we’ll look towards next season.”