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When playing with his national side Northern Ireland Corry Evans, suffered from an ankle injury which will keep him unable to make any appearances for Blackburn Rovers in what remains of this year.

The 23 years old midfielder does not have any desire on making his return faster as it may just worsen the injury and thus keeping out of the playing grounds even longer.

Evans said: “You have to make sure with this exact ligament injury you are fully healed before you come back.
“Or else if you came back too early you’ll end up with chronic ankle pain and it will affect your career along the line in years to come.”

10 weeks minimum is what the medical staff is expecting for the recovery to be complete. He sustained the injury during Nortern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier when playing in Israel. Unibet are currently offering sports betting fans their money back if they bet on Evans to score in the match but he doesn't play.

“I was just getting my fitness back and getting into the rhythm of playing again,” said Evans, who won promotion to the Premier League with Hull last season.

“I was feeling good and playing well but these things happen in football.

“I’ve got a very good fitness and medical team behind me who have dealt with these injuries before. They’re experienced and they know what they’re doing.

“When you miss pre-season it takes a wee while for you to get that match fitness and match sharpness’’.

The former Manchester United youngster had already picked up a groin strain some time ago and now after overcoming that obstacle he faces a new one. Blackburn’s Gary Bowyer was impressed from the performances from the midfielder but will have to wait for a few months before placing him into his starting XI lineup.