Tony Mowbray has revealed that he'll know more about the injury to David Raya this evening, and is hopeful the Spaniard will be back in contention next weekend.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper suffered a horrific facial injury in the second half at West Bromwich Albion last weekend after a collision with Baggies frontman Jay Rodriguez.
The Barcelona-born custodian couldn't continue, with scans showing a fracture to his nose following the 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns.
And despite ruling the number one out of this weekend's game against QPR, Mowbray is hopeful Raya will be back in-between the posts sooner rather than later.
“He has two huge black eyes, stitches across the bridge of his nose and his eyes are nearly closed because of the severe swelling. David needs time to let his body settle down, let the swelling disappear and then assess things," Tony said to iFollow Rovers.
“The hope is that things go okay and he can play with a mask next week. The downside is that he may have to have his nose reconstructed via an operation which would put him out longer.
“I think he’s seeing a specialist tonight and we’ll know more after that, but he’s definitely out for QPR.
“The best case scenario is that David is back for Rotherham’s visit next week, the worst case scenario is that he is out for six weeks.
“The international break could help us a bit as by that time all the swelling will be out. At the moment it looks horrific, but we’ll see how it goes.
“He’s finding it uncomfortable to breath, but the specialist says it’s not as bad as first feared."
And how is David?
“I spoke to David yesterday and he was positive, bright and wasn’t feeling sorry for himself. He is aware that it’s not a nice injury but he was fine in himself," Mowbray added.
“Hopefully he’ll be playing for us by next weekend."
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