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Alan Judge's Rotten Luck With Injuries Continues After Latest Setback

Alan Judge's Rotten Luck With Injuries Continues After Latest Setback

The man has no luck at all. Alan Judge has been ruled out for the rest of the season after the Ipswich Town man sustained a metatarsal injury.

The Republic of Ireland international suffered the injury in training on Tuesday, with scans revealing a fracture.

Speaking to the Ipswich website, club physio Matt Byard said it is very unlikely the midfielder will feature again this season.

Alan injured his right foot in training and has had scans which have shown a stress fracture to his third metatarsal.

He will be in a boot for two to three weeks and you are looking at a likely recovery time of six to eight weeks, which means he’s out for the rest of the season in all likelihood.

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Judge spent the second half of last season on loan at Portman Road, making the move a permanent one despite their relegation to League One. He has impressed this season, scoring three goals and assisting four more in 30 league appearances.

This continues a torrid run of injuries for the Dubliner, who seems to be struck down every time he hits a bit of form. He missed nearly two years of action after breaking his leg whilst playing for Brentford in 2016. That injury would come just 16 days after his Ireland debut, halting what looked set to be a promising international career.

When Judge was finally given an opportunity by Mick McCarthy last year, he fractured his wrist in the game against Denmark in June.

He will now miss the Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia, with McCarthy naming his squad for the game later this week.

SEE ALSO: Predicting Mick McCarthy's 23-Man Ireland Squad For Slovakia Play-Off

Gary Connaughton

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