West Ham-owned Doneil Henry's season over, reveals Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer

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The Canadian defender has been forced to cut short his loan spell at Ewood Park to return to his parent club for treatment.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bower has revealed to the Lancashire Telegraph that Doneil Henry’s season looks to be over after the West Ham United loanee injured his hamstring in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Charlton Athletic.

Henry, 21, joined Blackburn on a month-long loan deal earlier this month and proceeded to help the club to consecutive Championship wins in his first two starts, with his performances earning him widespread praise form the fanbase.

The Canadian centre-back limped off in the 70th-minute of the weekend’s clash at Charlton, however, and, while the problem wasn’t first thought to be serious, subsequent assessments have since revealed that it is worse than first feared.

He has now been forced to cut short his Rovers stint and return to West Ham for treatment, with Bowyer telling the newspaper: "Unfortunately for Doneil Henry it is going to be the end of the season for him, he's with a specialist as we speak.

"We wish him all the best."

The setback comes after Henry had been hoping to extend his spell at Ewood Park, revealing to Rovers Player just last week: “If nothing’s going my way back at West Ham, I definitely just want to play as much as I can, and keep continuing to get more experience.

“If I can stay here and play matches and be involved in the squad, then definitely [I want to stay].”

Joining West Ham from Cypriot side Apollon Limassol in January, Henry remains a long-term project for the Hammers but, judging from his recent performances, the 14-times capped international could well have a bright future at Upton Park, provided he can avoid more injuries.

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