Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce admits to being both worried and frustrated by David Dunn‘s latest injury setback.
The 30-year-old England midfielder has only featured twice for the Ewood Park club so far this season, having suffered a problem-free pre-season build-up.
Allardyce told the club’s official website:“The disappointing thing with David is that he completed every single training session and every single game he was asked to play in pre-season.
“He played and had no problems whatsoever.
“At the start of the season we were all looking forward to David having what looked like on the basis of his pre-season, the standard of his fitness being exceptionally good, a good time.
“Then all of a sudden within ten minutes of the opening game he just overstretched slightly and since then he’s been over eager to get back again as usual and I do think that he should be pulled back a little bit.
“He came back, played in the reserves and then felt another injury and now we are faced with the fact that he’s been missing for the first six games going into a seventh and two Carling Cup matches.
“So we are faced with the fact that before David comes back nearly a quarter of the season might have elapsed.
“Being our leading goalscorer last season and one of our more creative players, it is a massive concern for us.”