24 Mar 2010

Ryan Nelsen back training

7:33 am on 24 March 2010

The All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen is back training with his English football club Blackburn Rovers and could be back playing by the weekend.

Nelsen hyper-extended his knee in a Premiership match last month and has been out of the game for almost 5 weeks.

Blackburn play Birmingham tomorrow, but manager Sam Allardyce has decided to leave him on the sidelines saying the central defender is short on match fitness.

Blackburn have 8 matches left in the season which will give Nelsen plenty of time to get back to his best ahead of the World Cup in June.