Blackburn Rovers confirmed Welsh striker Hedges would be out of action earlier this week. He came on immediately after coming on as a substitute against Ipswich Town and will be out for three to four months with a hamstring injury.
Now, in a new update ahead of this weekend’s clash with Leicester City, it has been confirmed that he will have surgery on Tuesday. Tomasson provided an update on Twitter, saying he will next begin rehab. Hedges is no bystander either. Tomasson’s attacking options seem to be decreasing, with Harry Leonard deemed unfit to play due to tight calves.
Tyrhys Dolan missed Cardiff City’s win through illness and although he is expected to train tomorrow a decision will also be made on his condition.
“[Tyrhys] Dolan was sick the other day, he will train for the first time tomorrow. We’ll see how he feels. [Harry] Leonard wasn’t ready for the match because his calves were tight. His body is still getting used to this level.
In their absence
With Hedges out for the foreseeable future along with Sam Gallagher, the absence of Tyrhys Dolan and Harry Leonard will leave Tomasson with few options going forward. Luckily, Blackburn Rovers have depth in attacking positions and versatile players who can fill it.
Semir Telalovic could start in the first tournament without Gallagher and Leonard. On the wing, the return of Arnor Sigurdsson softens the blow from Hedges’ injury and Dolan’s potential absence. This also opens the door for someone like Dilan Markanday to get a spot. He had a great performance against Cardiff in the cup and could be rewarded with a run in the team.
Young players such as Thomas Bloxham and Zak Gilsenan could also find themselves in and around Tomasson’s team amid this injury scare.