Grella blow for Blackburn

Midfielder to miss rest of the season due to Achilles injury

Last Updated: 31/03/11 10:14pm

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Grella: Achilles operation

Grella: Achilles operation

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Vince Grella will miss the rest of Blackburn Rovers' bid for Premier League survival due to an ongoing Achilles injury.

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The experienced midfielder has made just two appearances for Rovers since late October, and has featured only seven times all season.

He has now been forced to undergo an operation and Blackburn boss Steve Kean does not expect to call on the Australian for the remainder of the campaign.

"It has been hard for Vinny because he's picked up niggly injuries and this one has been quite a big operation on his Achilles," said Kean.

"He has had the plantaris removed and hopefully he can get some rehab under his belt and look forward to an injury-free season next season.

"I think he won't play again this season."

Blackburn currently sit 13th in the Premier League table, but are only a point outside the bottom three and travel to title-chasing Arsenal on Saturday.

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