Poor fella... please log in to view this image Blackburn midfielder Corry Evans suffered a fractured skull and shattered eye socket after he was caught by a high boot in the Championship draw against Preston. Saturday's game was halted for several minutes following the collision with Preston captain Tom Clarke. The Northern Ireland international, 29, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. "As a club we will support him through this next period," Rovers boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Radio Lancashire. "He'll be having his operation soon. I don't think it's right to put a timescale on it. He's going to have a plate in his forehead as his eye socket has been fractured and it's something we need to assess through time."