After Blackburn Rovers’ 5-2 defeat to Brentford last Saturday, there were injury worries about four players. However, manager Tony Mowbray has provided a positive update, revealing that just one player is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Blackburn Rovers trio Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Corry Evans are back in training after they all picked up injuries in last Saturday’s 5-2 defeat to Brentford at Griffin Park.
Tony Mowbray provided the positive update on Dack, Graham and Evans when speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, but they will be without one man for what he believes to be “a good few weeks”.
Centre-back Darragh Lenihan has suffered medial ligament damage and is set for a spell on the sidelines.
“Darragh has damaged his medial knee ligament,” Mowbray stated.
“I would suggest that we’re going to miss Darragh for a good few weeks, depending on how the individual he recovers and how quickly he has the confidence to get back on the grass and see how it feels.
“Medial knee ligaments can be anything from four weeks to eight weeks, but if you’re lucky two to three weeks. Let’s wait and see.”
Despite the injury to Lenihan dealing a blow to Mowbray, he provided a positive update on skipper Charlie Mulgrew. The Scot has not featured for Rovers since their FA Cup Third Round clash with Newcastle in early January, but he is closing in on a return.
“What we do know is that he (Lenihan) is not going to be available this weekend, but Mulgrew is on the cusp and hopefully the skipper will be back and alleviate any major issues in that position.”
Tony Mowbray went on to provide updates on Graham, Dack and Evans, who have all returned to training ahead of this week’s clash with in-form Bristol City.
“At the moment, I think they will all be okay. It was the first day back for Danny and Bradley, and as long as they train and there’s no reaction, then they should be good to go.
“Corry at the weekend was just a culmination (of knocks). Both of his legs were cut and bruised up and down, he caught a few really bad challenges.
“He’s back out there training, so I would hope all three would be back in contention for the weekend.”