Swine flu sidelines Roberts but Big Sam recovers in time for United

30 October 2009 01:44
Jason Roberts has become the latest Blackburn player to come down with suspected swine flu.

Roberts is unlikely to be available for Rovers' trip to Manchester United on Saturday in the Barclays Premirer League after showing symptoms of the virus.

Manager Sam Allardyce, who has suffered with the illness himself in the last few days, said that he and most of his squad had recovered after an outbreak in the camp last week but confirmed that Roberts was being seen by a doctor.

Rover and out: Roberts (L) is the latest Blackburn star hit by the swine flu virus

'I'm okay now - I think we've only Jason Roberts,' Allardyce said.

'There was another player suffering with it earlier in the week and Jason looks like it now, so we've left him at home and sent the doctor out to see him.

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Source: Daily_Mail