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Blackburn Rovers facing significant injury concern after Coventry win



Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray says the club are waiting to discover the extent of an injury suffered by goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski during their 4-0 win away at Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.

Kaminski kept his fourth clean sheet in seven league games since making the move to Ewood Park from Gent in the summer transfer window, although it seems that may have come at a cost.

The goalkeeper was seen to be in discussion with Blackburn’s medical staff late in the second half at St Andrew’s, but with Rovers having all made all three substitutions, Kaminski was forced to play on for the full 90 minutes.

Discussing the blow suffered by Kaminski, and the loss he would present for the side after the match, Mowbray told The Lancashire Telegraph: “It’s a bit disappointing that the goalkeeper looks to have picked up a groin strain because that was his fourth clean sheet of the season.

“He looks like a really experienced man with a wonderful personality and helps the backline. Let’s see what the next few days and the table-toppers at home (Reading) bring on Tuesday night, because I don’t envisage them coming and sitting in and being difficult to break down.”

Following that win over Coventry, Blackburn now sit tenth in the Championship table ahead of Tuesday night’s match at Ewood Park against league leaders Reading.

The Verdict

This would be a huge blow for Blackburn if they were to find themselves without Kaminski.

The Belgian has been really impressive since his move to Lancashire in the summer, and his shot-stopping ability and presence in the box would be sorely missed by Rovers if he was to spend a spell on the sidelines now.

However, it does feel as though this is exactly the reason why Blackburn were so busy in the goalkeeping recruitment market over the course of the transfer window.

With Aynsley Pears and Antonis Stergiakis joining from Middlesbrough and Slavia Sofia respectively, it does seem as though Rovers have two solid options capable of stepping in if Kaminski finds himself on the sidelines, meaning they should still be confident of competing in spite of the Belgian’s setback.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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