Tainio Injury Fears Allayed

Last updated : 09 September 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The recent loan signing from Sunderland was substituted during the half-time interval in Finlands 2-1 away win in Azerbaijan with a calf strain.

However, the injury is not as bad as first feared and he may even play for his Country again in the second of their World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein on Wednesday night.

"Our head physio, Tim Williamson, told us that he was probably going to be all right and that Finland might even have him back for their game tonight," Blues boss Alex McLeish has told the Birmingham Mail.

"So that's good news as the last thing we wanted was Teemu coming back to us injured.

"We got the verdict straight from the horses mouth, as it were, so we've been able to relax on that one."