Judge: Injury a “six weeker”

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Town playmaker Alan Judge has spoken to The42 about his injury sustained whilst on international duty with the Republic of Ireland earlier this month.

Judge, who has only ever had one other season injury, ironically against Town, had surgery two weeks ago, three days after breaking his arm having come on as a sub and creating the equaliser, in the Euro 2020 qualifier in Denmark.

Speaking of his injury Judge: “People say I’ve had no luck. I’ve had two injuries in my career, this is the second.

“I had one big one which kept me out for two years and everyone says that I’ve had injury after injury. I’ve had two injuries. It just seems to happen that I break bones. It’s a six weeker, and you could pull your hamstring and be out for six weeks. Obviously, you feel hard done by, but there’s no point sitting around moping about it because you’ll get nowhere.

“I knew it wasn’t going to be that bad and that it would only be a few weeks but after playing the few minutes I had, and having got myself on the pitch, already I was thinking, ‘Gee, I could have a chance of starting on Monday.’”

Judge again said that the drop down to League One will have no impact on his chances of getting called up to the Irish squad: “If I get my arm healthy, then I’ll kick on. I have to perform. As long as I’m performing it doesn’t matter if I’m playing in the Championship or League One.

“Especially under Mick – I know he likes me as a player, he tried to sign me a few times, which is a good thing.

“He showed faith in me to put me on in the Denmark game, and a lot of people would have thought to put others on.” 

Judge is expected to be carrying on with gym work and has aimed to take part in Towns first domestic pre-season friendly against Colchester, on Friday 19th July.