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Davenport out for weeks rather than months

The midfielder is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage in pre-season

26 July 2019

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Tony Mowbray says Jacob Davenport's injury isn't as bad as first feared, but admits the midfielder will be on the treatment table for a while.

The 20-year-old was stretchered off in the first half of the behind closed doors game against Macclesfield Town a couple of weeks ago.

It's proved to be another setback for the former Manchester City youngster, who endured an injury-hit first campaign at Ewood Park before making his debut in the final game of last season at home to Swansea City.

Mowbray has now given an update on Davenport's condition, and says he expects to see the youngster back in weeks rather than months.

“Jacob’s going to be out of action for a good few weeks, without sticking a date on it," the boss revealed after the midweek win over Bury at Gigg Lane.

“He’s damaged a his ankle ligaments and a little bit on his knee. But it’s not significant to be honest, it’s not months and months and months, it’s weeks, really.

“We all feel for Jacob but he has to grin through it, get on with it, get himself fit as quick as he can and come back stronger.”

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