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Allardyce to miss the next 3 games due to surgery

Rovers manager Sam Allardyce will miss Rovers next three matches in order to undergo an operation on a coronary artery, it has been announced on the Rovers official website.

Allardyce, made the club aware yesterday that he had been experiencing chest discomfort and doctors have confirmed surgery is what is needed for the big man.

His operation will involve an angioplasty - an operation that widens the artery using a stent (a tube).

Rovers chairman John Williams, speaking to said - 'Sam is very disappointed, but his well-being is of prime consideration,'

'We all appreciate that Premier League football is a stressful business and prevention is always better than cure.'

Neil McDonald will be in temporary charge over the next week as Sam recovers.

Get well soon Big Guy and we'll get you some points for when you are back!

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 21 2009

Time: 12:08PM

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not good news at all but best for everyone, especially Sam if he takes it easy.
Mikey Delap
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21/11/2009 12:10:00

get well soon!
the shire
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21/11/2009 13:21:00

This was a surprise but it's probably for the best. Get well soon Sam!!
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21/11/2009 17:44:00

Too many Pies for the Big Man!!! Get well!!! You think Neil McDonald might start Benni? Since Benni is his favourite customer and all.....:D
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22/11/2009 02:23:00

get well soon Sam from all at Vital Chelsea
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22/11/2009 13:30:00

get well soon big sam good to c the chelsea and man city admin wishing him as well
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22/11/2009 16:58:00

Sounded like a close call for Sam - if he didn't get this problem recognised he could have been in a lot of trouble a few months down the road - still get well soon Big Sam.
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22/11/2009 20:16:00

Ive read on some reports that Sam actually does very minimal exercise, surely he should be out there at least doing the warm up with the boys!!!! Bit of exercise wont do him some harm
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23/11/2009 02:26:00


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