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Varney Undergoing Surgery
Monday, 11th May 2015 17:09

Striker Luke Varney is undergoing surgery today having suffered a ruptured achilles during Saturday’s 1-1 Championship play-off semi-final first leg draw with Norwich City at Portman Road.

Varney, who is on loan with the Blues from Blackburn, was stretchered off in the 31st minute of the match.

Speaking immediately after the game manager Mick McCarthy said: “It’s a big blow for him and I haven’t got a player for next week and maybe for Wembley, who knows.

“It’s such a big blow for him. I’m so disappointed for him. You see any player do that, but a lad like him, it’s really disappointing.”

He added: “He’s been wonderful, he’s been a breath of fresh air coming in. He, like all the loanees, has really contributed. He’s just such a great guy, we’ll have to look after him and make sure he’s OK.”

The 32-year-old, who is out of contract at Ewood Park in the summer, joined the Blues in February and has made six starts and five sub appearances, scoring once.

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nadytractor added 17:13 - May 11
Get well soon Luke. Has been fantastic for us

joshITFCporter added 17:18 - May 11
Has been absolutely fantastic for us and deserved a one year deal, but I fear he won't be playing much football again. so sad to hear, get well soon luke!

brendenward35 added 17:19 - May 11
Poor lad hope he make a quick and full recovery. I noticed loads of players slipping over on the surface what surprised me was even after players were slipping they continued to water the pitch

Warkys_Tash added 17:22 - May 11
Get well soon Luke, you deserve a speedy recovery.

TractorBeezer added 17:25 - May 11
Hope that your operation is successful Reg and that you make a speedy recovery

StowTractorBoy added 17:28 - May 11
Best of luck Luke you gave 100% for ITFC and deserve better than this awful injury.

jert16 added 17:32 - May 11
Get well soon Reg! Top player and a top character!

Len_Brennan added 17:34 - May 11
Good luck to him, that's a tough injury to get. I hope the surgery goes well & gets back playing football.
There have been few players, on loan or full signings, that have come into the club & been able to turn around the level of unformed negativity that greeted their arrival quicker than Luke Varney has.
Last Saturday was the most important game the club has played for 10 years and Luke Varney's inclusion in the starting XI was met with the approval of most fans. That's a tribute to his hard work, commitment & skill.
I wish him well.

raycrawfordswig added 17:35 - May 11
Get well soon Luke top bloke.

raycrawfordswig added 17:35 - May 11
Get well soon Luke top bloke.

PJH added 17:49 - May 11
I hope he makes a full recovery-he bought in to what ITFC are about and gave his all for the cause.

NoCanariesAllowed added 17:56 - May 11
I was sceptical when he first arrived, but he became a solid addition to our ranks. I was at Huddersfield for his goal and he's been unlucky not to have had a few more in his time here given the effort he's shown. Awful to see his spell end like that on Saturday, especially as I think he had strong designs on making Portman Road his home and was no doubt hoping to be part of what could yet be a very special playoff campaign.

Best of luck to you, Luke.

therein61 added 18:03 - May 11
Absolutely gutted for him!, He's been a loan player that has given his all for the Town(unlike some who had a lovely meal ticket and did sod all!!!!) and from reading his comments was really enjoying being part of the set up, just hope he has a quick recovery and plays again at a decent level he deserves that for his whole hearted effort and persona. good luck what ever your future maybe Luke.

BlueMachines added 18:06 - May 11
I also didn't rate him at first but he certainly proved me wrong. Well done Luke on becoming a player we will certainly miss on Saturday. I hope u do make a full recovery and play again next season.

Fat_Boy_Tim added 18:21 - May 11
Get well soon Reg. I don't think we've seen the last of you here. MM rates you and might think it's worth a punt to see if he can get you fit for the 2nd half of next season. All the best.

runaround added 18:47 - May 11
All the best Reg, hoping we see you in an ITFC shirt again soon

jas0999 added 18:55 - May 11
I wish him a speedy recovery. It really has come at the wrong time for him, being out of contract in the summer and for us, as we have only a very small squad with few options up front. All round bad news, but worse for him.

bobwya added 19:03 - May 11
Terrible blow for him . As he is out of contract and. he got the injury playing for us perhaps we could give him a 6 month/1 year contract to tide him over until (hopefully) he gets fit again and then see where we go from there.

jollyroger added 19:20 - May 11
Hope your recovery is a speedy one Luke now let's go and beat them budgies on Saturday for him

Hegansheroes added 19:38 - May 11
Unfortunately at his age to make a comeback from such a serious injury is going to be extremely difficult. I do hope as he is out of contract with Blackburn soon there is some insurance or something in place to help him as I can't see any one signing a player with such an injury. Has been a very good player for us so hope we look after him

blueboy1981 added 21:00 - May 11
Sad news this for Varney who has certainly done his bit for us, and was doing so again on Saturday.

Let's go to Norwich and win this tie for him - I've just watched and analysed every part of the game again, and again.
RESULT - Totally convinced we CAN go to Norwich and win it, the Norwich defence do not cope well under pressure and IF we attack we could well and truly do them.

They are a very capable team - BUT - only if you let them come at you.



Michael11 added 21:14 - May 11
I wish him all the best. I think I speak on behalf of most people when I say how surprisingly impressive he's been for us and I'm sure Mick will look after him and give him a chance to earn a contract. I thought he'd come here and make about 3 sub appearances and leave but he's been a very good addition and shows why we should trust the management.

StochesStotasBlewe added 21:19 - May 11
Blueboy, spot on.

bohslegend added 21:26 - May 11
Wishing Reg a speedy recovery.
Like a lot of MM's troops he took unnecessary stick when he came in, but he has played his part fully in helping in to the position we are in. Hope the entire recovery process goes 100% according to plan and he gets back on the pitch as soon as possible.

warwickblue added 21:54 - May 11
Best wishes for a full recovery Luke.

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