Rankin-Costello injury update as Mowbray prepares without Rovers absentees
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray insists they need to get to the bottom of Joe Rankin-Costello’s hamstring injury after the versatile ace was required off too soon throughout Saturday’s rating draw with Luton Town.
With Rovers throwing care over Ryan Nyambe’s physical fitness after an occurrence with his thigh while away on worldwide responsibility, Rankin-Costello was moved to right-back with Barry Douglas slotting in for his 3rd appearance at left-back.
It’s a position that Rankin-Costello has shown he’s capable of playing over current months and the attacking requirements have actually enabled the 21-year-old to thrive from a full-back position.
And yet the intensity of the function aimed to have overcome his hamstring, an injury that Rankin-Costello has actually experienced formerly having actually pulled out of fixtures versus Fulham and Derby, and the Rovers child needed treatment before being replaced by Nyambe.
The repetitiveness of the concern has provoked issue among the Rovers camp and Tony Mowbray confesses the club will need to evaluate the injury in greater information.
” Joe’s done his hamstring,” Mowbray said after the video game. “It’s been a repetitive injury for Joe. As a young kid who’s originated from the Academy I think the intensity of work at first-team level has actually most likely discovered him out a little bit.
” It’s the third or 4th time his hamstring has actually offered him grief and it’s something we need to get on top of.
” We like Joe Rankin-Costello and yet it’s a real disappointment for us as we have to get the intensity and then suddenly his hamstring goes.
” Possibly the jump from where he’s come from in 23’s football to where he’s come to in the first-team is catching his body out a bit.
” There is some work to be done on the development of his body to make sure he doesn’t keep breaking down.”
Bradley Johnson collected his 5th yellow card of the season and the central midfielder will serve his one-match suspension ahead of Tuesday’s journey to Preston North End.
Johnson has actually been among the standout performers over the season so far and Mowbray will have to readdress the balance of his midfield provided the 33-year-old’s lack.
Tom Trybull is expected to be the primary choice to inherit his pivot function while Lewis Holtby is anticipated to return ahead of the Deepdale go to.