According to reports, Middlesbrough defender Alex Baptiste is having the physiotherapy he needs for his broken leg at former club Blackburn.

Baptiste suffered a double leg fracture just 5 days after signing for Middlesbrough last month, 20 minutes into his debut for the club in a pre-season friendly game against York City.  However, instead of having his physiotherapy at Middlesbrough, Baptiste has returned to Ewood Park.

Baptiste had a successful loan spell at Blackburn last season, making 32 appearances and scoring 3 goals.  According to former teammate Matt Kilgallon, physio Dave Ferve is believed to be one of the reasons for Baptiste having his rehab at Blackburn, as this could get the player back playing more quickly.

Kilgallon said: “I’m good mates with Baps, I’m gutted for him really but he seems positive and he’s a fit lad and he’ll be alright.  I think he’s looking at about January time to be back. Fingers crossed for him”.

Blackburn are also a lot closer to home for Baptiste, who used to play for fellow North Western team Bolton Wanderers which would also have had a part to play.

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