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Swine Flu Adds to Blackburn's Woes

  • AP , Monday, October 26, 2009 4 PM
Fresh off a 5-0 drubbing by Chelsea on Saturday, Blackburn had three players and two staff members diagnosed with swine flu. The English Premier League club has not confirmed the affected players, but Coach Sam Allardyce said Sunday that midfielder David Dunn and defender Christopher Samba were sick with "a virus." The two players sat out during the club's loss to Chelsea.

Despite concerns over the outbreak, Blackburn says Tuesday's League Cup match against League Championship club Peterborough will still go ahead. And Blackburn is scheduled to play Manchester United on Saturday.

 

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