Best blow for Blackburn

Striker suffers knee injury during friendly win

Leon Best: Due to undergo a scan on Monday

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Summer signing Leon Best has handed Blackburn an untimely injury headache after picking up a knock during a friendly date with AEK Athens.

Best was snapped up by Rovers earlier this summer in a £3million deal with Newcastle United.

He has, however, suffered a setback in his pre-season preparations after being forced off against Greek opposition.

Best lasted just 40 minutes of a fixture at Fleetwood.


The 25-year-old appeared to be in serious discomfort and is due to undergone a scan on Monday to determine the severity of his knee problem.

Best will be hugely disappointed to have picked up a knock, as he was earlier on target against Athens.

He netted Blackburn's second goal of the contest, after another new boy, Nuno Gomes, had nodded them in front.

Athens did pull a goal back 13 minutes from time, but Steve Kean's side held out for a morale-boosting 2-1 success.