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"Grella-watch" Update

Vince Grella has been continuing his rehabilitation from injury with a special trip to the renowned Aspetar Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital.

Grella has managed 38 appearances for Rovers since his signing back in the summer of 2008 which means he has been worth a season of games in 3 and a half years - not really what you would call value for the £4 million Rovers stumped up for him back in Paul Ince's days.

Despite all this, fellow Blackburn players have always commented on how hard working Vince is as he looks to hit the first team again.

And this trip to a specialist is viewed as a good step in the right direction for a man who has long been something of a joke amongst blue and white fans.

Grella told the Gulf Times - "I suffered a hip flexor injury with the final kick of a training session at Blackburn a few weeks ago (Seriously I didn't make this bit up)."

"I spoke with the Australian team physio Les Gelis and he recommended that I come to Aspetar for treatment."

"Some of my Australian teammates have been here for treatment and they speak very highly of Aspetar. I am really pleased with the quality of the service and treatment here."

"Not only do does Aspetar have top quality equipment but the staff here are excellent."

Vince has got just over six months left on his current Rovers contract which means he has a short space of time to overcome a very long nightmare for him.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday November 9 2011
Time: 9:34AM

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Good to see he hasn't given up!
Mikey Delap
09/11/2011 09:38:00
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At a guess of £20k per week Vince has cost Rovers 201k PER APPEARANCE.
rover23
09/11/2011 11:03:00
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The only bigger wastes of Air seen at Ewood recently are Kean, Ince and Andrews. Great company to be in Vinnie. Can't wait to get him off the books.
*Dave*
09/11/2011 11:31:00
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News just in; 4mph gusts have caused Vince Grella to twist his knee. Estimated recovery period; A decade.
fransavarese
09/11/2011 13:06:00
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spu 4 life
09/11/2011 17:47:00
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I remember a player called Vince Grella. To be fair to him some players may have called it a day a long time ago, but to his credit has kept going, it musn't be easy being the Owen Hargreaves of the Rovers. Hope he gets his career back on track again, whether that be with us or any other club.
Dazzla73
09/11/2011 19:24:00
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Easy to keep going when you get the best part of the national average salary every week just for turning up for physio. Gotta get him off the wage bill by january...or next summer at a push.
Rye_of_the_Rovers
09/11/2011 20:49:00
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Rye: But it's a shame though because although yeah he will be obviously well paid and he doesn't play often. The guy is/was a talent that we were prepared to pay his salary. Must be very frustrating surely he just wants to be play.
Dazzla73
10/11/2011 18:57:00
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