Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley has sent his support to Blackburn Rovers attacker Bradley Dack, following the 25-year-old’s recent serious injury.
Dack was stretchered off midway through the second of Rovers’ goalless draw with Wigan on Monday night, and speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Birmingham on Boxing Day, Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray revealed the attacker has suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, which will keep him out of action for around a year.
That is a huge blow for Rovers, with Dack having led the scoring charts for the club every season since his arrival at Ewood Park in the summer of 2017, scoring ten goals in all competitions in the current campaign.
Next up for Rovers is a trip to Yorkshire to face the Terriers on Sunday, and speaking ahead of that game, Cowley was asked about Dack’s injury, with the Huddersfield manager revealing his connection to the Rovers man as he told The Examiner: “Bradley Dack is a boy we know well, he lives just around the corner from us, and he is a good kid and a really good player.
“First and foremost we wish him well because it’s a nasty injury and you never want to see that.”
Huddersfield go into that game with Rovers 20th in the Championship table, four points clear of the relegation zone following their 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day.
Blackburn meanwhile, are ninth in the second-tier standings, and will be looking to make it nine games unbeaten at The John Smith’s Stadium this weekend.
This is good to see from Cowley.
It is going to be a tough few months for Dack going forward as he looks to recover from this injury, and this sort of support from both Blackburn and elsewhere will give him a big boost as he embarks on that journey.
For Blackburn themselves, Dack’s absence will unquestionably be a big blow going forward, and it will be interesting to see how they do cope without such a key player for such a long time.
Indeed, Huddersfield could see this as something of an opportunity on Sunday, as they look to catch out a Blackburn side still adjusting to life without their talisman.