Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz has announced that he won’t play for Chile in their upcoming international friendlies due to a ‘minor injury’.
So far this season, Brereton Diaz has nine goals and one assist in the Championship. It was last season that the Chile international broke out as a star for Blackburn as he netted 22 times in the league.
Addressing his current injury, Brereton Diaz stated: “Unfortunately due to an ongoing minor injury, Blackburn are unable to release me to play in the upcoming friendlies against Poland and Slovakia. Treatment for the injury starts today followed by a period of recovery. It goes without saying that I am disappointed to miss the games, but I’ll be using the time to get the treatment required and return fully fit. I wish all my teammates at Chile the very best.”
TIF Thoughts on Ben Brereton Diaz’s post…
We think it’s a real shame that the Blackburn striker has missed this opportunity. Granted, it’s not a major tournament like the World Cup or Copa America, but it’s still a chance to represent your country.
However, this will give Brereton Diaz a chance to rest and recover. Blackburn have a big second half of the season ahead of them.
If Blackburn are to make a push for automatic promotion, they’ll need the Chilean back fit. The treatment and recovery period will hopefully see Brereton Diaz back and ready for when they host Preston North End at Ewood Park in December.