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Forrester returns to Blackburn

16 March 2014

Season ending cruciate injury for Anton Forrester

Anton Forrester has returned to Blackburn Rovers with a ruptured severe Cruciate Ligament damage following the challenge on him during last week’s game with Fleetwood Town.


Following a scan to his knee, manager David Flitcroft confirmed the injury whilst speaking to the press following the 0-0 draw at Southend United.

“Anton is in a bad way”, said Flitcroft, ‘When I saw the tackle, I saw a bad challenge.  He’s rolled him and you can tell when it’s a nasty tackle.  I don’t think there was any intent in the challenge but it was certainly a nasty tackle and the way he has rotated on his knee, he has done his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) & his MCL (Medial Cruciate Ligament), so now he will be out for between six and nine months.

‘I’ve spoken to Anton and he’s a young lad that is trying to make his way in the game, but the saving grace in this – Blackburn Rovers have one of the best physio’s in the country in Dave Fevre, they have all the right equipment.  Anton could not be in better hands. We’ve been very professional in this and so have Blackburn.

‘Now we just wish him well, he’s phoned all the lads and sent them texts.  The lad is gutted because he wanted to be a part of this until the end of the season.  He has to have a real belief now and from the club we all wish him well and thank him for what he has done for us, his goals have been very important to us.”

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