Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou has had surgery on a dislocated collar bone – but not before giving a helping hand to a fellow patient.

In his latest injury report on the club’s official website, the Lions’ physio Bobby Bacic also had updates on the fitness of Ed Upson and Paris Cowan-Hall.

He said: “We currently have three first team players in the treatment room, all of whom are there as a result of collision injuries that occurred during matches.

“Jimmy underwent surgery on Thursday, October 8, to repair his dislocated collar bone.

“Although he was facing the daunting prospect of a first-ever operation, Jimmy – ever the gentleman – still found the time before his procedure to help an elderly patient to her feet in the hospital waiting room, despite having his arm in a sling.

“We now have a new fan from the previously non-Millwall stronghold of St John’s Wood.”

“Now this surgical procedure has been done Jimmy is looking at a return to action towards the very end of December.”

“Ed, like Jimmy, suffered a collision injury during the Peterborough match. He has partially torn his medial knee ligament and, although Ed will not require surgery, he will definitely not be involved in any matches this month and will aim to return mid to late November.

“Finally, Paris is recovering well from the injury to his groin and is on course to rejoin the training group within a week.”