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Journalist explains Corry Evans’ absence in Blackburn’s defeat at Wigan



Alan Nixon has reported that Blackburn Rovers’ Corry Evans has suffered a broken toe.

Little over six months ago, Evans was hit by the flying boot of Preston’s Tom Clarke. It left him with a fractured skull on what was his 200th appearance for the club, with a shattered eye socket to go with it.

He was ruled out for the remainder of the season, but with the campaign pushed back, Evans would go on to start and star in Blackburn’s returning win at home to Bristol City last weekend.

The 29-year-old has long been a favourite of the Rovers fans, but he was absent in yesterday’s 2-0 loss at Wigan Athletic. Now as Nixon reports, Evans missed out with a broken toe.

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How long Evans will be out for, and the extent of his injury is not yet known. But as Nixon noted, it’s a bitter blow for a player so talented, who’s been through injury hell particularly this season.

Upon his return last weekend he reminded fans of the player that he is. He put in a MOTM performance after more than six months without playing, so to suffer yet another injury is tragic.

The verdict

Evans is a trooper, and he’ll certainly be back as and when he’s fit to do so. On his day he is a crucial player to Blackburn – arguably one of their best.

Playing the remainder of the season without him will be a challenge though and that showed yesterday – the play-offs might well slip out of Blackburn’s reach now.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Journalist explains Corry Evans’ absence in Blackburn’s defeat at Wigan

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