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Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson sidelined by blood clot

Robinson is expected to be out for the next six months, Blackburn Rovers said today.

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FORMER ENGLAND GOALKEEPER Paul Robinson is set to be out for the rest of the season and well into the next after developing a blood clot on the lung.

“Paul is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering serious respiratory complications following a back operation last week,” his club Blackburn Rovers said today.

“The former England international developed a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), which will rule him out for the next six months.”

The 33-year-old, who won the last of his 41 England caps in 2007, was kept in hospital over the weekend but has now returned home, the club added.

Robinson’s condition comes after scan results confirmed that fellow goalkeeper Jake Kean had torn cartilage in his left knee in Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Cardiff City and requires surgery. The 22-year-old will also miss the last seven games of the season.

Blackburn are currently 19th, just above the Championship relegation zone, and last month sacked manager Michael Appleton after just two months in charge.

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