Date: 17th September 2007 at 10:46am
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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.

 

12 Replies to “Samba Relief For Rovers”

  • 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.

  • 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!)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Cheers dude, so are we. It was nasty, but the braveness of the man was unreal, put his body on the line for the course. He wanted to play this Thursday in the UEFA!!!

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