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Rovers wait on Rhodes news

16 August 2015

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Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is hopeful that the injury sustained by Jordan Rhodes in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town isn't too serious.

The striker was on the end of a poor challenge from Town midfielder Dean Whitehead moments into the second half of yesterday's encounter, and although Rhodes tried to run off the knock, he was eventually substituted.

Rhodes left the John Smith's Stadium with his foot in a protective boot, the same ankle that the forward injured in the pre-season match against Accrington Stanley.

"I didn't think we got enough protection from the referee if I'm being brutally honest," said Bowyer after the game.

"You look at the challenge on Jordan Rhodes that has put him out, I'll have to have a look at it again to see how high it was, but It was a late challenge, it's the same ankle that he injured in pre-season.

"He had done ever so well to get back fit from that so hopefully the rehab work that he has done has strengthened that particular area and it won't be as bad as what it looked like when he limped off."

Rhodes will now be assessed by the club's medical team, but is expected to be absent when Rovers return to action this Tuesday night with Cardiff City are the visitors to Ewood Park - kick-off 7.45pm.

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