Nelsen injury blow hits Rovers plans

24 February 2010 11:34
The centre-back suffered the problem during Sunday's 3-0 victory over North-West rivals Bolton after landing awkwardly.

Nelsen had to be replaced just before half-time and manager Sam Allardyce later expressed concern that he could be out for some time.

Scans have revealed that he has torn a muscle behind the knee and suffered extensive bone bruising.

The 32-year-old will not be able to return for four to six weeks but should be fit to captain New Zealand at this summer's World Cup.

"It's probably the best result I could have got," Nelsen told Radio Sport.

"In the great scheme of things it's not too bad. It certainly could have been worse."

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Source: Team_Talk

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