Amoruso out until New Year
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn defender Lorenzo Amoruso may be out until next year with a heel injury.Blackburn Rovers have suffered a huge blow with the news that defender Lorenzo Amoruso may be out until next year.
The Italian stopper has been playing with a heel injury all season, but he has now been forced to undergo surgery.
Amoruso missed a huge chunk of last season with a knee problem and is now set to miss another sizeable amount of games.
"The upshot is, Lorenzo could be out for between two to three months," Rovers chief executive John Williams told the club's website.
Mark Hughes will now be banking on Craig Short and Andy Todd, who are both returning from injury.
The injury to Amoruso could also firm up Hughes's interest in the likes of Danny Gabbidon and Wes Brown - who are both believed to be high on Rovers' list of transfer targets.