The top goal-scorer of Blackburn Rovers Jordan Rhodes had to be taken out of the Scotland squad’s against USA and Norway on international friendly matches after sustaining an injury during the training session of his national squad.

It was initially suspected that he would be missing out from a number of matches with his club Blackburn Rovers but after completing scans it was later revealed that no extensive damage was made and was fit to play in the upcoming matches of his club.

“I thought at the time that I’d cracked a bone,” Blackburn’s record signing told BBC Radio Lancashire.

“Luckily enough, the things afterwards have proved otherwise and hopefully I’m on the mend now.” Injuries are part and parcel of football and life. It’s not the first and it won’t be the last. You just continue to do the best you can’’.

“I’ll try and live my life the best I can from now until I get fit, and I’ll try and get myself out on the field as soon as possible.”

The head coach of Blackburn Rovers Gary Bowyer also spoke about their current financial situation that will force him to offload player if they want to bring fresh talent from the next transfer window.

He admitted the playing squad must be trimmed in January if Blackburn are to bring down debts and avoid financial penalties but promised Jordan Rhodes, who already has 10 goals to his name, would not be sold.

Following a number of expensive but unsuccessful signings and despite having a mid-table position Bowyer admitted that the squad has to be trimmed down in January in order to cope with all the debts and financial penalties that have been given to them.