Blackburn are unable to put a time-scale on striker Roque Santa Cruz's absence with tendinitis.

The striker, who has had an excellent start to his Barclays Premier League career after moving from Bayern Munich, has pulled out of Paraguay's internationals.

Blackburn chairman John Williams said: "Roque didn't have his scan until Monday afternoon and he is still being observed. We do not know at the moment how long he will be out."