CORRY Evans and Dickson Etuhu have been ruled out of today’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday (3.07pm).
But Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer hopes the midfield duo will be fit to return for the Good Friday clash at home to Yeovil Town.
Evans missed Tuesday’s 2-0 home win over QPR with a groin injury while Etuhu limped off after the final whistle after coming on as an 85th-minute substitute.
The Nigeria international, who also made a late cameo off the bench in last Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Ipswich Town, has damaged his hamstring.
The fresh setback comes after he spent the best part of five months on the sidelines with an ankle ligament injury he sustained in an accidental training ground clash with Leon Best.
Bowyer said: “Dickson has a slight hamstring which is very disappointing as he has worked ever so hard to get back.
“It’s shocking and a real shame for him as every time he looks to have overcome one injury unfortunately for him and us he is dealt another blow.
“But we don’t think it is as bad as what we first thought so hopefully he should be back in contention for the Yeovil game along with Corry, who has trained lightly today.”
Bowyer, meanwhile, refused to comment on the immediate future of DJ Campbell.
Millwall have cut short the striker’s loan spell after his rearrest last week as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into alleged spot-fixing in football.
But Rovers will not be permitted to play Campbell in any of their final five games as his registration remains with the Lions until the end of the season.
That leaves Bowyer having to decide whether to introduce the 32-year-old back into his squad at Brockhall.