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Antonsson absence to be confirmed

Tony Mowbray says a time frame on the Swede's injury will be told today

4 January 2018

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The length of Marcus Antonsson's spell on the sidelines will be confirmed today, according to boss Tony Mowbray.

Antonsson, who's been a key figure this term for Rovers, limped out of the draw with Scunthorpe United at Ewood Park on December 30th with what looked like an ankle injury.

He missed out on the squad for the game against Rotherham on New Year's Day, and although Mowbray's assessment was that the Swede will be out for a couple of weeks, he'll get confirmation from Marcus' specialist later on.

"Marcus is seeing a specialist today. He's had scans but the specialist will nail it down with a time frame today. I imagine he'll be out for two or three weeks but we'll await confirmation," Tony told reporters on Thursday morning.

"He has a goal threat from a wide area. We could see we missed him at times at the weekend. He's like another centre forward on the pitch."

But the boss is hoping that the Leeds loanee's injury will have a silver lining for the attacker's return to the squad after his recovery.

"He'll be a loss but he'll come back refreshed after giving the body a rest," Mowbray added.

"It may be a positive for us that his body can take a breather and he comes back for us in a few weeks fit and firing for us and like a new player."

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