Breaking: Rotherham United: Long absence for Clarke-Harris

Jonson Clarke-Harris is injured against Parkgate
Jonson Clarke-Harris is injured against Parkgate
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Rotherham United will be without striker Jonson Clarke-Harris for up to nine months.

The club confirmed the lengthy absence for the 21-year-old who suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in their opening pre-season friendly against Parkgate FC.

The Millers’ record signing went down in agony in the 25th minute of the 7-0 victory.

The setback heightens Rotherham’s need for a new striker for the Championship campaign which begins in less than three weeks.

Clarke-Harris turns 22 on Thursday.