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Andre Out For the Oo-year

After a successful operation yesterday it was confirmed that Andre Ooijer will play no further part in Rovers` season.

Ooijer fell awkwardly with Man City striker Bernard Corradi who collapsed on Ooijer`s leg, breaking the fibula and tearing ligaments during Rovers` 3-0 win.

It is a shame because the experienced Dutchman has been improving with every game and made himself a permanent fixture in the starting line-up. His leadership and experience has shone through in a number of games when he has put in some sterling displays.

Mark Hughes expressed his disappointment at the unfortunate injury on the club website, saying:

"It is a blow to us all, we are all disappointed for Andre, he`s had a real influence on and off the field for the squad. He brought the winning mentality to the club that I hoped he would bring as he`s a guy with great experience.

"But we`ll be without him but the good news is that the operation went well, there were no complications and once his body heals he will be back.
"

Andre`s father-in-law and representative, Willy van de Kerkhof, also spoke of the Dutchman`s disappointment. He told Sport 1,

"I spoke with Andre on the phone and he was very down, although this injury will not mean the end of his career."

It is a huge blow to lose such an in-form player and player of vast experience at this stage of the season. However, everyone wishes Andre all the best and a full and speedy recovery.




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Writer: Roversman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 23 2007

Time: 10:15AM

Your Comments

Indeed this is a huge blow in my opinion as I think Andre has established himself and shown just what quality he possess. Granted Nelsen is back soon but I feel we could perhaps do with some cover at right bac now.
roversman
After a shaky start, I think he has done well and he will be missed.
im_a_blackburn_rover
He was more than an adequate replacement for the Admiral, I'm glad that Nelsen is due back now we've lost Andre though. As for right back, we have Emo and there is a few youngsters in the reserves worthy of a shot like Tony Kane for example.
BomBom
Ooijer was turning into star man. What a shame but God is back soon. Fantastic.
MikeyGamst
Is a REAL shame Ooijer has really shone through after an awful start. shame the Admiral and Ooijer can't play together (this season anyway!) but we'll be OK. Good luck in your recovery Andre.
Hughes Da Man
HDM... in that poll "who should partner the admiral?".. you've forgotten Stephane Henchoz...
MikeyGamst
LOL, well in his defence, Stephane was a cover player, he shouldnt really be playing and only is cos we've been cursed with injuries, maybe Dunnys brought that hoodoo with him from St. Andrews!
BomBom
 

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