Teenage Cumbrian Jarrad Branthwaite has suffered an injury blow which looks to have ended his season.

The Everton defender, on loan at Blackburn, has hurt his ankle in training, according to Rovers boss Tony Mowbray.

The Ewood Park chief said 18-year-old former Carlisle United star Branthwaite will undergo a scan.

But, as reported by the Lancashire Telgraph, it is feared the Wigton prospect has suffered ankle ligament damage.

Branthwaite, who returned to the side to help Blackburn beat Derby last Friday, was out of the squad for last night's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Mowbray, speaking on Blackburn's website, said: “Jarrad has quite a bad one.

"He’s rolled his ankle pretty badly in training and I don’t think we’ll be seeing him again this season.

"I anticipate it's ligament damage, but I haven’t been given a full report on it."

Highly-rated Branthwaite has made 10 appearances for the Championship club following his January loan switch from Goodison Park.

The promising Cumbrian, who also made the England Under-19 squad this campaign, joined Everton from Carlisle in January 2020 after coming through the ranks at Brunton Park.