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Savaged Feared Broken Leg (Again!)

When Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage was forced off so early in the victory over Manchester City on Sunday EVERYONE was worried, but none more so than he himself, as he feared another broken leg.

Savage was caught in a bone crunching (yet fair) challenge with Man City's skipper, and Irish International Richard Dunne (who is built like a tank!!!) in the third minute, which left him worried that he had again broken his leg. He was able to carry on for a while, but he soon had to be replaced by Tugay, who was later sent off for picked up two needless (although probably unnecessarily issued?) yellow cards.

Thankfully for Sav and Rovers X-rays later revealed he has only sustained heavy bruising, but looking back at the incident to told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It was like being hit by a Blackpool tram!

"I didn't see him coming and I don't know how you can miss him, really.

"But when he hit me, I thought I'd been hit by a tram.

"It was a good tackle to be fair to him, and I like doing those myself, which is why I got straight up again.

"But I've since seen the replays and when he challenged me, my right foot got stuck in the ground and he caught me on the part where I broke it last time.

"At first, I thought I'd broken it again.

"I tried to carry on but couldn't. However, I've since been for an X-ray and that was clear. They said it's swollen and badly bruised but there's no long-term damage, which is a relief

It most definitely is a relief, and Savage should be fit for the match with Chelsea after a weeks break for the International window, a break that will HOPEFULLY see ALL of Rovers' International players return unscathed!!!


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 3 2007

Time: 11:40AM

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You can't beat a full blooded meaty challenge can you, that is what football is all about and separates the men from the boys. However, if these meaty challenges (even when fair as Dunne's was) cause injuries you don't want them, but thankfully it is nothing serious and Sav SHOULD be back for the biggest test of Rovers season thus far against Chelsea after the International break.
Hughes Da Man
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03/09/2007 11:42:00

I think you will find that it was Richard an not his brother David that injured Sav, tut tut tut. LMAO :p
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03/09/2007 12:14:00

Didn't you know that Manchester City had a David Dunne playing for them as well, and he is built more like a tram than Richard lol!!! D'oh!!
You passed the test, well done eagle eye, it was just a test to make sure it was being read lol!
Hughes Da Man
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03/09/2007 12:47:00

nice try HDM.... lol. I think we all feared a repeat when Savage went down holdng his leg but the break couldnt of come at a better time....
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03/09/2007 12:58:00

Apart from rovers fans, I dont think anyone else would be disappointed if he had broken his leg :) (apologies, I dont normally wish for a player to be injured, but I'm forced to make an exception in this case).
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03/09/2007 13:23:00

now now prits! Still it is a relief that he is okay and ready to return and disrupt opponents.
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03/09/2007 13:38:00

steady prits... Noone likes to see players injured. You may not like him Prits but wishing a player an injury is a bit low to be honest.
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03/09/2007 15:43:00

It was a bit low, hence the apologies in advance ;). It was in jest, guys :).
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03/09/2007 17:40:00

You are forgiven then dude, I CAN'T stand Kieron Dyer (and Jemaine Jenas) but I was pretty saddened when Dyer broke his leg so badly the other week.
Hughes Da Man
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03/09/2007 22:54:00

same here, No-one likes to see a player down injured in anyway... that poor Caleb Folan last night as well was a bad one.
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04/09/2007 10:17:00


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