Greg Cunningham will be out for ‘a number of months’, after scans revealed he has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Cunningham underwent a scan at his parent club Cardiff City on Monday after sustaining the injury in the early stages of Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at QPR.

He posted on social media this afternoon: “Gutted to say I’ve received the results of my scan from the knee injury I sustained at the weekend and unfortunately I’ll be out for a number  of months with a torn ACL.

“After taking a few days to process this, I’m now looking forward to the first stages of my recovery.”



Cunningham has impressed in his 10 Rovers appearance since signing on deadline day from Championship rivals Cardiff.

The injury ruled Cunningham out of the Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming games with Georgia and Switzerland and ended his chance of winning a first cap for his country in six years.

His diagnosis is likely to offer a chance for Amari’i Bell, his replacement in the QPR defeat, to get his place back in the side, with Rovers also sweating on an injury to fellow defender Darragh Lenihan.

He was forced off in the second half at QPR and will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his injury.

Injuries to Cunningham and Lenihan offered the chance to Derrick Williams to be recalled by Ireland boss Mick McCarthy, with fit-again Tosin Adarabioyo the other central defensive option available to boss Tony Mowbray.