Blackburn"s Leon Best suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury

Blow for Best as striker faces six months out with cruciate ligament injury

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21:43 GMT, 30 July 2012

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Blackburn striker Leon Best is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage on Monday.

The 25-year-old, a 3million summer signing from Newcastle, was carried off on a stretcher during Rovers’ 2-1 pre-season friendly win over AEK Athens.

The forward could be out of action for around six months.

Pain game: Leon Best receives treatment on the pitch after sustaining his injury

Pain game: Leon Best receives treatment on the pitch after sustaining his injury