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Boro wait on defender

Middlesbrough are waiting to learn the full extent of Jonathan Woodgate's latest injury.

The former England centre-back was forced off at half-time against Brighton on Saturday with a quad muscle injury.

The 33-year-old has started all five games under new coach Aitor Karanka but is already a major doubt to face Millwall this weekend.

Youngster Ben Gibson would be the obvious replacement while the likes of Seb Hines, Rhys Williams and George Friend offer an alternative.

Boro are currently just three points above the drop-zone and following their visit to Millwall, have successive home games with Burnley and Reading ahead of going to Bolton Wanderers on New Year`s Day.

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Date:Wednesday December 18 2013

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