Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Nelsen Operation A Success

Nelsen Operation A Success

Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nelsen has successfully come through the operation he had to have on his hamstring injury.

The injury, which would be diagnosed as a hamstring problem, then remarkably a torn buttock muscle, before returning to it's original hamstring diagnosis has troubled Nelsen for sometime, seeing him miss out on the whole of pre-season, was operated on in Finland by the highly rated surgeon Professor Ovara on Tuesday.

"The surgeon was very happy with how it went and we now hope he recovers quickly. We believe he will come back a stronger player," said Manager Mark Hughes when speaking on the official Blackburn Rovers website.

New Zealand International Nelsen, 28, who signed a new four-year extension to his Rovers contract in the summer, has been instrumental to the clubs success since his arrival so hopefully this has cured the problem once and for all, and will see him back in action soon, Christmas said to be the targeted date.

Hughes would also say:

"He will probably be out for about three months. Hopefully we get him back around Christmas time so he will be like a new player for us, that's the way we are viewing it."

"It was unfortunate, but it needed to be done. We got the best surgeon in the world for that specific area and he was very happy with the operation. He went in there, saw the problem and rectified it."

Obviously the injury came at a time when Rovers need him the most but these things happen, so long as the injury has been cleared up once and for all Rovers will reap the benefits in the long-term.

There would however be some good news for the immediate future; the red card given to Francis Jeffers in a recent reserve team clash against Manchester United has been rescinded following a successful appeal. This leaves Jeffers suspension free and available for Hughes' selection.

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday September 13 2006
Time: 9:07AM

Comments

0
Great news for one of your key players. Christmas will not come quickly enough!
sandgroanun
13/09/2006 13:25:00
0
It will soon be here, but a lot of football will be played before then so he'll bore sorely missed. Hopefully others will step up to the plate in his absence.
Hughes Da Man
13/09/2006 13:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Mowbray Excited By Evans' Rovers Return

Blackburn have parted with 11 players, soon to become 12 when Mahoney departs, but have signed Whittingham and Smallwood. Evans' return from injury will act like as a new signing too.

Coventry League Cup Details Confirmed

The details for the League Cup first round meeting with Coventry, of course the former side of Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, have been confirmed.

Rovers In Talks With Gillingham & QPR Midfielders

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, having already added Cardiff's Peter Whittingham and Rotherham's Richie Smallwood, is looking at Gillingham's Bradley Dack and QPR's Ben Gladwin.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions63%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs6%
No26%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment