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Injury update ahead of Hillsborough trip

The boss has doubts over some of his defenders and a frontman, with Sheffield Wednesday away on the horizon

14 March 2019

Rovers will give late checks to a couple of players ahead of Saturday's trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

Danny Graham, who came off with a tight hamstring after scoring two goals against Wigan in midweek, spent the day with the medical department today, but could return to training tomorrow.

Jack Rodwell, who has missed Rovers' last two games through injury, could also join back up with the squad tomorrow, however Saturday's game could come too soon for Amari'i Bell, who sustained a bang to the hip in the 3-0 victory over the Latics.

"There won't be much change to the squad I don't think," said manager Tony Mowbray in his pre-match press conference.

"Amari'i has got a pelvic injury. He's got a bang on it, which has caused a bit of inflammation and a bit of bruising, which is restricting his mobility.

"We just need to let it settle down. It won't be a bad one for weeks and weeks, but it doesn't look like he'll make the weekend.

"There were no additions today, so we got on with it with the group we've got and that looks like it might be the same at the weekend.

"My physio is telling me that Danny Graham and Jack Rodwell both might have half a chance of training tomorrow.

"And if they train then they've got a chance of playing, so we'll wait and see.

"Danny wasn't with me today. He was in the physio room. If he gets his boots on tomorrow and can train then he's got a chance of playing. If not, he won't be involved.

"Danny's body generally has to settle down after the efforts he put in. He put in a fantastic effort in - not just his goals, but his work-rate for the team and his leadership qualities for there for us all to see.

"So huge credit to Dan. Let's see if his body will settle down a little bit and if we can roll him out again on Saturday we'll do that. If not, then there'll be other options for us."


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