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Corry Evans’ goal inspired Blackburn's win over Bristol City on his return to action but a fresh injury worry has put him back on the sidelines.

Corry Evans’ goal inspired Blackburn's win over Bristol City on his return to action but a fresh injury worry has put him back on the sidelines.

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Corry Evans’ goal inspired Blackburn's win over Bristol City on his return to action but a fresh injury worry has put him back on the sidelines.

Northern Ireland midfielder Corry Evans has suffered another injury setback after his remarkable return from a five-month lay-off.

The 29-year-old hadn't played since suffering a fractured skull and shattered eye socket he sustained against Preston in January.

He made his comeback last weekend, scoring a goal and taking Man of the Match in Blackburn Rovers' 3-1 win over Bristol City.

His name, however, was absent from the team-sheet for Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Wigan and boss Tony Mowbray went on to reveal Evans is now set to be out for a 'considerable time' with a fractured big toe.

“It felt sore, and after an X-ray he’s got a fractured toe and that will keep him out for a considerable time,” the Rovers boss said.

“It’s an enormous blow for Corry first and foremost, and for the team.

“He’s an important player for our team.

“When Corry is at his best and on top of his game he’s a top player at this level of football. He’s a big loss for us.

“He can bring intensity to the pressing off the ball and getting the ball back and the crispness of his passing brings a lot to our team."

Rovers have seven games left of their Championship campaign and sit just four points off the play-off places.

While Evans may now sit out the final month of the season, the good news for new Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough is that Evans has over two months to get back into condition for the Nations League opener in Romania on September 4.

Belfast Telegraph