Blackburn Rovers have enough on their plate at the moment with their serious loss of form, but there news emerging this morning which will worry fans even more.
Tony Mowbray’s side are tenth in the table, but any assault on the top six currently is currently being hindered by a run of inconsistent performances. They’ve won two in seven, earning three points against crisis-club Sheffield Wednesday this weekend to at least give supporters something to cheer.
However, in winning 4-2 at Ewood Park they had to do without one key player. Midfielder Elliott Bennett, one of their star performers this season, has picked up a ‘slight fracture’ according to the Lancashire Telegraph and could be set for a spell out of the squad.
Tony Mowbray explained the reasons behind the 29-year-old’s absence and what the timescale could be on a return to action.
“Benno has a slight fracture in his metatarsal. He was desperate to play, but we have to be careful and manage that,” he told press.
“We will see how it goes. It’s not his fifth metatarsal which is usually the one that gives people problems. We got to the point where we can’t keep giving him injections so he can play, we have given him a break.”
The former Wolves midfielder has just signed a new two-and-a-half year deal at Ewood Park after a succession of rampaging performances in their Championship return.
Blackburn will be keeping a close eye on this situation, Bennett has been exceptional for them and the new deal represents how important he is.
It doesn’t sound like a big injury, but the word ‘fracture’ immediately sparks concern. Often, something like this can snowball if not dealt with correctly and keeping him out of action this weekend was the smart move.