Mark Warburton has revealed Alan Judge missed Brentford’s win over Rotherham due to a knee injury.
The Irishman limped off in last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Brighton and failed to recover in time for the 1-0 victory against the Millers.
However, Warburton is hopeful Judge will be back in action shortly after a brief spell on the sidelines.
He said: “Judgey got a knock on his knee last week, so there was no point risking him because it's a long season. It's only a short-term problem and he's being treated, likewise Lewis Macelod.”
It ended a run of three successive defeats as the west Londoners moved to within five points of leaders Bournemouth.
Warburton added: “It was a good victory, although it wasn’t as pretty as we’d like, but it was an important win and clean sheet in difficult conditions.
“We’ve played a lot better than today and lost. We expected a more physical encounter but we dealt with it. It would be nice to play better but we take the win.”