Todd faces anxious wait over knee surgery

April 27, 2006

Blackburn captain Andy Todd will discover in the next 48 hours whether he requires surgery for a knee injury.

The centre-back recently had a scan which revealed cartilage damage sustained in the 2-1 defeat against Birmingham eight days ago.

Todd, who limped off after 74 minutes at St Andrews, could miss the club's final three games of the season, starting at Charlton on Saturday, followed by home clashes with Chelsea and Manchester City.

Manager Mark Hughes confirmed: 'Andy had to see a specialist for a scan, and it wasn't great news, so a decision will have to be made as to whether he needs an operation on his knee.

'That will be made in the next couple of days, and if he does need it, then of course it's the end of his season.

'It may be a case he will be able to get through, but we will take advice on that.'

Better news for Hughes is that midfielder Tugay is on the brink of a return after being out for more than three weeks with a calf injury.

'Tugay has joined in with the group in training this week, and touch wood there has been no reaction,' added Hughes.

'So we are very hopeful, and we think he could well play a part in the last three games.'