Date: 31st March 2017 at 11:59am
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No sooner had Tony Mowbray praised Corry Evans’ bid to return to Blackburn’s squad was it revealed he’s set to miss the remainder of the season.

Evans trained with Northern Ireland during the international break and despite insisting he ‘wouldn’t be rushed’ Mowbray appeared to anticipate him getting a full weeks training under his belt for Blackburn meaning the midfielder could have been in the squad to face Brighton on Saturday?

However, the boss has confirmed Evans is set to undergo surgery on his ongoing groin injury in a bit to put it right – that’s expected to see him ruled out of Rovers’ relegation battle.

Mowbray’s basically told Evans to write off this season when telling the Official Website.

‘We’ve had some positive meetings, I got all the medical staff in – the doctors, the physios, the sports science department and the boy himself – and we got a plan together. Hopefully that will get him ready – not for this season in my mind – as there’s only four or five weeks to go, but I wanted to put his mind at rest that he shouldn’t be chasing next week or the week after next.’

Adding.

‘He needs to start his programme of intense work to make his body more robust and ready to play football week-in, week-out. Hopefully it was music to his ears that he can just get on with his programme and we agreed that he will work hard in the summer. The main problem has been the strengthening and the core building that needs to be done over a period of months. I think at this moment there probably isn’t going to be one procedure, he may need a minor operation to help.’

This is obviously a blow for Evans and Mowbray but his involvement has been limited this season anyway due to this persistent groin injury – his last first team appearance came back on 2nd January.

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