Injured Cole Skuse looks certain to miss Bristol City's game at Blackburn
BRISTOL City captain Cole Skuse is a major doubt for tomorrow's npower Championship clash against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
The Bristolian limped out of Tuesday's 2-0 win over Watford after injuring his knee midway through the first half.
He has not been able to train since and was yesterday sent to hospital for a scan in a bid to determine the full extent of the problem.
City are still awaiting the results, but head coach Sean O'Driscoll is already preparing to face Blackburn without another of his first-choice central midfielders.
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O'Driscoll said yesterday: "Cole has had a scan today and we are just waiting for the results on that one. He is a major doubt.
"We are just waiting to see what the specialist says. His knee has swollen up a bit, so there is obviously something going on in there."
City are already without midfielder Neil Kilkenny, who went over on his ankle towards the end of Saturday's 2-1 win over Ipswich.
O'Driscoll said of the Australian: "His ankle is still sore and I think he is going to be another two or three weeks at least. Because he has done it twice, it is worse than we feared. When you do it a second time, it is always worse.
"With Neil and Cole gone, we've lost two of our starting midfield players. But we have people who can come in and cover those positions.
"Marvin came in and did well against Watford and Liam Kelly is now playing in his more natural position rather than out wide." On the plus side, left-back Greg Cunningham has recovered from the ankle problem that forced him off towards the end of Tuesday's match. He trained with the squad yesterday and will travel to Lancashire today.