Injury Update

Last updated : 31 January 2004 By Rich Godden
But first, Claudio revealed some bad news ahead of the trip to Blackburn... even worse for Damien duff on the return to his former club: "I think he is not ready yet. I think the next match against Charlton will be his return.

“Now I speak with the medical staff about John Terry and about Robert Huth. I don’t know at the moment if they will be available but the scan said there is nothing broken and that is very, very important. Now it is important to check tomorrow if they can run or not.”

Now on to the good news about Seba: “Veron has had a back operation and now maybe in the next week he will return to us. I have read in the newspaper three months recovery but I think if everything is positive, maybe we can cut it by one month.

“Crespo should start training next week with the first team."

With so many injuries and the suspension to Joe Cole, it looks increasingly likely that Scott Parker will make his debut at Ewood Park tomorrow...