Judge Out for the Rest of the Season
Wednesday, 11th Mar 2020 18:07
Blues midfielder Alan Judge has been ruled out for the remainder of the season having suffered a stress fracture to a metatarsal in his right foot.
The 31-year-old picked up the injury in training on Tuesday and subsequently underwent a scan which revealed a fracture.
“Alan injured his right foot in training and has had scans which have shown a stress fracture to his third metatarsal,” physio Matt Byard told the club site.
“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.”
Judge, who is contracted to Town until the summer of 2021 with an option for a further season, will also miss the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Slovakia later this month but it is anticipated that the Dubliner would be fit for the finals in June if former Blues boss Mick McCarthy’s side qualify.
The former Brentford man, who joined the Blues from the Bees for a nominal fee in January 2019, has made 25 starts and nine sub appearances this season, scoring four times.
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|DurhamTownFan added 18:12 - Mar 11|
Will we miss his contributions though? Very patchy this year, and a reflection of the season for the team as a whole
|herfie added 18:21 - Mar 11|
Feel for him, on a personal level, given his injury woes in the past. Might be suggested that he’s never quite recaptured the consistent form we had all anticipated. Can’t criticise his work rate, but much of it with limited creative impact. Nevertheless wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Football being an unsentimental sport, one man’s injury is another’s opportunity. Dobra, for example.
|BaddowBlue1 added 18:22 - Mar 11|
Don't think his injured hand helped his pre-season along with QPR putting in an offer that turned his head he hasn't really been in the right place mentally all season. Time for one of the youngsters to be given a run in that position. Will be interesting to see if he is still in a Town shirt come next season or moves on.
|hampstead_blue added 18:27 - Mar 11|
Thank goodness for that.
Blessing in disguise.
|RegencyBlue added 18:33 - Mar 11|
It’s not as devastating news as it could have been.
I really thought he would rip this Division up. How wrong can you be!
|muhrensleftfoot added 18:38 - Mar 11|
Feel sorry for him of course, but he's been a disappointment for us. Ineffective most of the time. To misquote Muhammed Ali he floats like a butterfly and stings like one
|blueboy1981 added 18:42 - Mar 11|
Another one falls by the wayside - in all probability, has played his last game for ITFC.
|ThaiBlue added 18:45 - Mar 11|
Shame 4 him just get dobra in no worries
|blueboy1981 added 18:49 - Mar 11|
..... anyone knocking him, should appreciate the fact that he is another who has rarely been played in his best position.
All too common with traits at ITFC - how often is the best ever got from what a player has to offer ? - i.e David McGoldrick, who many of you said was useless, but proved you wrong.
|jas0999 added 18:50 - Mar 11|
too Late in the day to make any difference. Sooner this season concludes, the better.
|ITFCsince73 added 18:59 - Mar 11|
He would have much preferred to have left last summer. For whatever reason it didn’t happen.
Footballers rue the roost these days. And if one wants out your better giving in.
Take Jonas as an example, non existent in final season.....happy to take the money though, of course.
|Suffolkboy added 19:03 - Mar 11|
Real pity for him ,and we must hope the recovery is good and complete for him so enabling his career to continue .
As with others, however , he’s not consistently shown his all round ability nor convincingly demonstrated the sort of command of technique I think we thought he’d bring to the side .
In particular he’s not managed to convert his energy and footballing skill/ knowledge and awareness into goals .
All the best AJ , look forward to a complete recovery and revival !
|adeblueboy added 19:04 - Mar 11|
Good news..... another under performer, perhaps Mr lambert will give Dobra a chance, quite a few scouts were at Cardiff, they will see his potential just hope Lambert sees it before he is sold for peanuts.
|algarvefan added 19:32 - Mar 11|
He wanted to leave for QPR, he should have been allowed to go, his heart has not been with us since, on occasions he has been awful and for those who complain about Evans, he could have easily taken the money but didn't. I don't know what is wrong with team spirit at Portman Road but I believe something is fundamentally wrong with the whole set up. We will I fear be a long time in the third tier, sad days.
|dirtydingusmagee added 19:36 - Mar 11|
Wouldnt wish an injury on any player ,but i have been totally underwhelmed by him and cant say he will be missed. He is not the only player this season to be honest. Cant see him playing for Town again , with nothing to lose i would blood Dobra now .
|brendenward35 added 19:36 - Mar 11|
Amazing how many so called fans suffer from memory loss. Take you back to a few months ago his kid was ill needing hospital care in London basically he was struggling. How do you know if things are still not right and his still struggling to deal with it? A few weeks ago he played out of his socks and score 2 goals and the fans were singing his praises now they just want to knock him. Speedy recovery Alan had that injury myself so I know how painful it is.
|Cloddyseedbed added 19:44 - Mar 11|
Feel sorry for Judge, I wish him a speedy recovery. Unfortunately he has been a victim of circumstance this season. His injured hand messed up pre-season then the offer from QPR, coupled with health problems within his family. He always gave his all but I'm sure in his head he was having a difficult time. Not just Judge, but the current manager has failed to get the best out of everyone this season, make no mistake. Players rotated for no reason or form dip, playing players out of position. I'm sure Judges head has not been the only one to feel confused and what is expected of him. The squad this season has seen tactics, ability and desire missing on a grand scale. Don't single Judge out, everyone at the club has played their part in a diabolical season based on hype and spin from the top. So many under achievers or maybe they are playing to their ability and that's where the problems lay . Same ones in charge next year, expect another season of more of the same. Decline will continue.
|Tractorboy1985 added 19:47 - Mar 11|
What a shock... you mean you don’t want to play anymore.... football is so corrupt and players lying to us fans!! You didn’t want to be here in the first place so p1ss off!!
|ringwoodblue added 20:08 - Mar 11|
Feel sorry for any player that gets injured as it stops them doing what they’re paid to do - play football. Reality is he’s probably played his last game for Ipswich so I wish him better fortune where he goes next. Only good can come from this if Dobra gets his chance to shine but knowing Lambert, he will play Nolan instead - doh!
|Len_Brennan added 20:26 - Mar 11|
Tractorboy1985 - That's a disgraceful post on number of levels. By all means criticise performances & question whether players deserve a place in the team or even match day squad, but calling a player a liar or corrupt and dishonestly suggesting he didn't want to be here in the first place when he clearly did, is not right. Clearly the injury & the unexpected interest from a club at a higher level, close to where he lived and most importantly, close to the hospital his young daughter had to attend were going to have an affect on him; I think those factors would affect all of us (sorry, nearly all of us). The rotation and playing him out wide did not help either, but certainly he did not start the season in good form, mostly for the reasons I outline above I am sure.
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