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Samba Relief For Rovers

Blackburn Rovers have been boosted by the news that defender Christopher Samba suffered no serious damage after being kicked in the head during the goalless draw at Chelsea.

The 23-year-old Congo international who has been Rovers Player of the Season so far in many people's eyes,, needed hospital treatment after being knocked unconscious at Stamford Bridge, having been caught accidentally by Andriy Shevchenko as he made a brave defensive header.

Heroic Samba was checked over by staff at Charing Cross hospital, but was cleared to return north with the rest of the Rovers squad on Saturday evening.

Manager Mark Hughes told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: 'It was an accident.

'Chris has shown great defensive quality just to put his head in that situation. Probably Shevchenko wasn't aware that he was prepared to do that and that's why he got caught.

'It was a concern at the time. You just want to keep him quiet and relaxed in that situation.'

Mikey Thoughts

2 words... thank christ.

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Writer:Mikey Gamst
Date:Monday September 17 2007
Time: 10:45AM

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glad to hear he's okayish.
merlin
17/09/2007 10:47:00
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cheers merling. Great news, wouldnt risk him against larissa though, give ooijer a run, as well as derbs and the axe
sasman
17/09/2007 11:05:00
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Yeah I woudl agree with you there sas. Give him a break like Benni had. I woudl even play Zurab in there. He, in my opinion is a sound defender. thanks for your words merlin. Nice to see the Chelsea contingent further wishing him well.
roversman
17/09/2007 13:35:00
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It'll be interesting to see if the authorities keep him sidelined for a week or two though!
merlin
17/09/2007 16:21:00
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With you there sasman. Would be nice to see the monk make an appearance, even if it's only on the bench.
martinr
17/09/2007 17:34:00
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cheers merlin.... I think he will be good to go against Pompey on Sunday. I wouldnt argue with him though!!!!
MikeyGamst
17/09/2007 22:01:00
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I think Rovers will need him back next weekend, but he won't be rushed back, but I to wouldn't tell him he wasn't playing. However, Sparky is a hardman, so I'm sure he wouldn't be affraid to tell him so (if it's the right thing to do!)
Hughes Da Man
17/09/2007 23:08:00
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I dont no HDM.... If Samba told you in the pub that it was a Friday and it was actually a Sunday.... I dont think anyone would correct him.
MikeyGamst
18/09/2007 11:11:00
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He's a big softy really I bet, but agreed I wouldn't correct him lol!
Hughes Da Man
18/09/2007 11:40:00
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glad samba's okay it looked really nasty, it shows the bloke loves playing for you lot as well with him wanting to play saturday
muffdaddy1983
18/09/2007 14:34:00
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