Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Injured Ooijer Out For Five Weeks

Injured Ooijer Out For Five Weeks

Blackburn Rovers defender Andre Ooijer pulled up in the defeat to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, and the extent of the injury has now been revealed.

It is a common misconception (probably with myself included) that Ooijer isn't always viewed as a first team regular this season, but he has played in all but one of Rovers' Premier League matches this season so the news that he will now be out for up to five weeks with a hamstring tear is a MASSIVE blow to himself and Rovers as manager Mark Hughes explained.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "It has come back and the official term is a grade 2.8 tear, so you are looking that he'll be out for a minimum of four or five weeks I would suggest.

"You would like to have the benefit of everybody fit and well, certainly in this Christmas period where the games come thick and fast, and the recovery time between games isn't great, so you need fit and able guys out there.

"So we'll miss Andre because I think he's been excellent, one of our better performers this season, but he's not available, so that gives an opportunity for other players that have been itching to get out there
."

Ooijer missing out the Christmas and New Year period when so many matches are played and injuries can be picked up makes this even worse. He will be missed.


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Writer:Walker
Date:Friday December 14 2007
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
I know that you can't really take a positive out of an injury (Ooijer's quality and experience will be VERY much missed) but this could now open the door to people like the Monk or Eddie Nolan, so it could be a case of every cloud has a silver lining?!?!
Hughes Da Man
14/12/2007 10:02:00
0
I'm very disappointed - Ooijer was playing pretty well and slotted in for Ryan when we needed him - I hope we don't have too many injuries or suspensions in defence or we could be in trouble.
FreidelNo.1
14/12/2007 12:11:00
0
Oojier is an vastly experienced player who has been playing well but I think we have enuff cover at rite back, its centreback I worry about, only really Zurab there at the min, wot with Mokeona on African Cup duty. Our reserves are good enuff though so maybe this is a chance for them to shine
Clint
14/12/2007 16:54:00
0
Whom will I vote for MOTM now!?
Decimus Poole
14/12/2007 17:04:00
0
I might still put Andre Ooijer in there JUST for you dude lol!
Hughes Da Man
16/12/2007 20:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

One Of The 'More' He Wants?

Having signed six players since January it was made clear by Lambert he's still looking to add to the Blackburn squad this season, despite the transfer window closing.

Highlights - Middlesbrough (a)

Blackburn drew one-one with Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday.

Audio - We Were The Better Team - Lambert

Blackburn drew one-one with Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday, Rovers boss Paul Lambert has given his views on this draw and the shared points it meant.

Vital View - Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackburn

A win was denied Blackburn, which would have made it three successive defeats for Middlesbrough, by an equaliser from striker David Nugent 11-minutes from time.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Profile
VitalRovers
Profile
Mikey Delap
Profile
Sasman!
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Middlesbrough MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele3%
Marshall0%
Ward9%
Hanley0%
Spurr0%
Lenihan4%
Evans0%
Akpan0%
Jordi Gomez71%
Graham4%
Watt9%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Bennett0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:30PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker11
2.@roverseas6
3.dallydally2