Friedel suffers injury scare

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Brad Friedel will miss the remainder of Blackburn's pre-season schedule after sustaining a thigh injury.

The American international picked up the problem in Rovers's friendly win over Czech outfit Bohemians Prague.

Fortunately for the 33-year-old, he is expected to recover before the Premiership kick-off on August 14, although his manager Graeme Souness admitted it was an untimely blow.

"It's disappointing for Brad and the squad as preparations have been going well," Souness told the club's official website.

"He will continue to have the best treatment, though, and I am hoping he will be fit to face West Brom in a couple of weeks."