Campbell worry for Blackpool

Striker suffers arm injury in draw against Bristol City

Campbell: Arm injury

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On-loan striker DJ Campbell is an injury worry for the first leg of Blackpool's Championship play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

Campbell has been banging in the goals since joining Blackpool from Leicester City, but suffered an arm injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Bristol City.

He landed awkwardly late in the first half and had to be substituted minutes after the break as the Seasiders secured the result that guaranteed a top-six finish.

The forward is now a doubt for Saturday's game at home to Forest and manager Ian Holloway is hoping Campbell will recover in time after suffering soft tissue damage.


"He did an overhead kick just before the break and, when he landed, his arm went the wrong way. It bent backwards," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.

"He has hyper-extended it according to my physio. It doesn't need an X-ray, but it is painful.

"He could hardly move it when he came back out for the second half, and if you try and run with only one arm it isn't easy when you're used to running with two.

"It's a worry because his goals have been vital to us and let's hope he recovers."