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Savage Unlikely To Return

Savage Unlikely To Return

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage is unlikely to return to action this season (as had been hoped) because he is actually healing too well!

With Savage making a recovery ahead of schedule it had been hoped that he could return to play a part in the final throws of this season, including a possible FA Cup Final. However, due to the fact that he is indeed healing too well Rovers boss Mark Hughes doesn't expect to see a return this term:

"Obviously, we were hoping there was an outside chance of Robbie playing again this season," said Hughes.

"That still might be the case, but it's probably less likely to happen now because he's had a bit of a set-back.

"He's actually healing too well, if that is possible."

Now comes the medical bit where Hughes explains why the healing too quickly part is bad for Savage and Rovers, as he added:

"The side where the injury is has healed but when a bone heals, it heals with a bit of a bobble because of the calcification.

"That has grown really well, but probably too well, because it's irritated a different area.

"It actually disperses as time goes by, but it's causing him a problem at the moment, and that's set him back."

This development is a setback for Rovers and of course Savage (who has been finding it hard to come to terms with the injury) but isn't a great surprise, even though we had hoped he could return. Even if we make the FA Cup Final it is highly unlikely that Savage will be ready as a player can't just be thrown back into such a high profile match off the back of what may well only be a week's training, especially after such a long injury lay off.

It's not impossible that Savage will return, but highly improbable as Hughes explains:

"It's disappointing because we all hoped he might make himself available, and he may well still do that.

"But it's likely that he won't be involved from now until the end of the season.

"Obviously, you'd need body work leading into the game.

"It's hard to put anyone in if they've had a long term injury. You can't just throw them into a one-off game - they'd need to have been back a lot earlier than a week before the last game."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Friday April 6 2007
Time: 1:09PM

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As I say a setback for Sav and Rovers, but not one of too much surprise to me. When the injury first occurred we expected him out for the season and as such planned as much. A return was looking VERY likely but it isn't to be, you never know it may still happen but it is looking more and more likely that we will have to budget with the original theory he would be out for the season anyway.
Hughes Da Man
06/04/2007 13:11:00
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HDM, i just cant see what people see in him, IMO he has never set the world on fire, to me he is just a niggly player who winds everyone up. (we will just have to agree to disagree about him mate).
weeman john
06/04/2007 13:44:00
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If I am genuinely honest, as much as I view football on the bigger picture I was not overly keen on Savage until he came to Rovers. But having watched him closely most weeks now since he arrived I've got pretty much all the time in the world for him and he is a superb footballer. When he plays for YOUR team you see just what makes him so important. Ask Leicester and Birmigham fans and (if they are honest!) they will tell you the same. Unless he plays for you the argument is genuinely wasted and his "reputation" will get the better of him so from that view point I will agree to disgress weeman.
Hughes Da Man
06/04/2007 14:09:00
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Ta mate, and your comments about "when he plays for team you see what makes him important". I suppose you are right mate, i dont see him every week, it just the times i do see him he looks niggly to me, if you see what i mean? (does that make sense, haha)
weeman john
06/04/2007 14:39:00
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I toally see what you mean weeman, as much as I watch all football I still don't see ANYWHERE near as much of certain players as others do so don't have the 100% genuine feel for them that their natural fans would. Like I said before Sav came to Rovers I wasn't overly keen on him if I'm honest.
Hughes Da Man
06/04/2007 16:56:00
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No matter wot anyone else says Savage becomes very important to any team he goes to, he gets through the donkey work that not many want to do, yes he winds folk up with his late tackles - not bad tackles - and his antics at times but he does alot of work that goes un-noticed and players in the teams at the top get a lot of credit for. I like him for the heart he puts into the game, he's not the best player in the league, no where near it but he brings something to a team thats hard to put into words.
Clint
11/04/2007 11:34:00
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