BLACKBURN Rovers striker Marvin Emnes should learn today how long he faces on the sidelines after limping off with a hamstring injury during the first half at Aston Villa.

The Dutch ace was on a run of eight straight starts when he went down in pain on the Villa Park pitch and was replaced by Danny Graham on the half hour mark.


Emnes, who joins full-back Derrick Williams on the list of hamstring casualties in the Ewood Park treatment room, is hoping for good news when he gets the results of a scan on the injury today.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “It was my hamstring.

“I went for a scan today so hopefully I’ll get the results tomorrow and then we can see from there. I hope it’s weeks and not months because I’d rather be out on the pitch and doing what I love to do, which is playing football. I hate being injured.”

Despite the blow, Emnes admits picking up the knock at the start of an international break – with Rovers not back in Championship action until the visit of Brentford on Saturday, November 19 – could limit the amount of games he misses.

“I won’t say it’s good timing, but it’s better to do it now than when there are games all the time,” he added.

“We’ve got two weeks with no games so it will give me time to recover. You just want to play games so hopefully I’ll be fit in time for the next match.”